Problem: Identify the reactant, reagent, and solvent used to synthesize the following alkyl lithium reagent.

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We are asked to identify the reactant, reagent, and solvent used to synthesize the following alkyl lithium reagent.


The general reaction for making organolithium is: 

  • We see a Br in the product so X = Br
  • Et2O is a solvent and can be replaced by hexane.


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Identify the reactant, reagent, and solvent used to synthesize the following alkyl lithium reagent.


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