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Aldehydes and Ketones

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Propanal is treated with ethyl magnesium halide (with diethyl ether & H3O+). Which of the following is true regarding this reaction?

A A five-carbon ether is the major product
B A five-carbon secondary alcohol is the major product
C A five-carbon ketone is the major product
D None of the above are true
Ans. B Aldehydes can undergo nucleophilic addition reaction with Grignard reagents. The major product here is 3-pentanol which is a five carbon alcohol.

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