Problem: Draw the final organic product of the following three-step reaction of bromomethylbenzene.

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The first step is to form a Nitrile via substitution: 


Nitriles reacting with organometallic reagents + acid produces a ketone. 

  • Take note of the number of carbons in the Grignard.
  • This will also be the R group used in the ketone. 


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Draw the final organic product of the following three-step reaction of bromomethylbenzene.