Show, by a series of steps, how would you prepare the following compounds from the indicated...

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Show, by a series of steps, how would you prepare the following compounds from the indicated compound.

Be sure to clearly indicate the reagents used in each step.

  • Propanal to 3-heptanone

Grignard reaction

Grignard reaction is the reaction between a carbonyl and an organomagnesium halide to form an alcohol. This reaction can also be taken advantage of to synthesize longer organic compounds from short ones.

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The steps for the conversion of propanal to 3-heptanone are described as follows:

STEP 1. Propanal is reacted with butylmagnesium bromide, and then...

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Grignard Reaction with Alcohol, Ketone & Aldehyde

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Chapter 10 / Lesson 28
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In this lesson, we'll learn about the Grignard reaction. We'll see how the reaction occurs with ketones and aldehydes, as well as how water and alcohols prevent this reaction from occurring.


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