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Problem: Which synthesis of a Grignard reagent would fail to occur as written?

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We’re being asked to determine which preparation of a Grignard reagent would fail to occur as written.


Recall that Grignard reagents are organometallic reagents prepared by the reaction of an alkyl halide with Mg in a nonpolar solvent.



Note that Grignard reagents are strong bases, which means they should not be exposed to any acidic protons.


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Which synthesis of a Grignard reagent would fail to occur as written?

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