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Acidification of the alkoxide with sulfuric acid not only protonates the alkoxide but also has...

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Acidification of the alkoxide with sulfuric acid not only protonates the alkoxide but also has the effect of causing decomposition of any residual magnesium.

a) write the balanced equation of magnesium reacting with sulfuric acid

b) what eventually happens to this unreacted magnesium after the reaction that you write above?

The Grignard reaction

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Grignard Reagent: Formation, Synthesis & Preparation

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Chapter 10 / Lesson 26
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What happens when you mix a little bit of magnesium with a sprinkle of alkyl and dash of halide? You get a pretty famous reagent named a Grignard reagent. Learn all about Grignard reagents and how to make them.


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