Master Organic Chemistry Reaction Guide

Formation of Grignard Reagents from Alkyl Halides

Description: Treatment of alkyl halides with magnesium metal leads to formation of a Grignard reagent.
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3 thoughts on “Formation of Grignard Reagents from Alkyl Halides

  1. Would I be correct in stating that the Grignard reagent is so basic, with such a high pKa (approx. 50) that it is able to de-protonate any hydrogen with a lower pKa? Additionally, that in a synthesis it will de-protonate the most acidic hydrogen?

  2. I don’t think I can view the image properly. The arrow pushing looks incorrect. But that’s okay. My book can finish this up, thank you.

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