Aldehydes and Ketones
Students of an organic chemistry class conducted several experiments with aldehydes and ketones. Some of the reactions are summarized below:
Acetophenone was reacted with Reagent A. The product was ethyl benzene.
Propanal underwent acid-catalyzed reaction with alcohol.
Experiment 3 involved merely the analysis of a conversion. Students were asked to discuss a method to accomplish this synthesis reaction.
Which of the following Grignard reagents will serve the purpose for the reaction in Experiment 4?
The compound shown in Experiment 4 can be converted to an alcohol by the addition of Grignard reagents. The proper Grignard reagent that should be used for this conversion can be found by comparing the reactant and the desired product.