Problem: In each reaction box (3 boxes total), place the best reagent or reactant from the list below1) NaH2) PCC3) PBr34) ethyl acetate5) acetone6) NaBH47) ethylene oxide8) Mg in Et2O

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We are asked to place the best reagent or reactant from the list given: 


Analyze the clues given: 

  • We can see that the initial molecule contains 7 carbons
  • The intermediate product given has 9 carbons. 
  • This means we need some way to add 2 more carbons to the structure.


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In each reaction box (3 boxes total), place the best reagent or reactant from the list below

1) NaH

2) PCC

3) PBr3

4) ethyl acetate

5) acetone

6) NaBH4

7) ethylene oxide

8) Mg in Et2O