History of the Grignard Reaction


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What scientist that pioneered the development of a reaction used to form products containing new carbon-carbon bonds?

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1. What is the chemical name for a Grignard reagent?

2. During the discovery of a Grignard reaction which of the following did Victor Grignard use?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Grignard reaction was an important discovery in the world of chemistry. These questions will ask you to identify who discovered the reaction, define the Grignard reagent, and understand the substances that are used in the reaction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be challenged to:

  • Name the scientist and haloalkane type that produced the Grignard reaction
  • Identify the Grignard reagent
  • Understand magnesium's purpose in the Grignard reaction
  • Determine what indicated a reaction with the addition of aldehyde or ketone

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice using the following skills:

  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the chemical components of the Grignard reaction
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about the Grignard reaction to answer why magnesium metal is used
  • Making connections - using what you know about the Grignard reaction, answer what happens when aldehyde or keytone is added to the mixture

Additional Learning

You can get more information on this topic by reading the related lesson, History of the Grignard Reaction. The lesson covers the following learning objectives:

  • Identify the years when the Grignard reaction occurred
  • Look at illustrations depicting the Grignard reaction
  • Lean how many scientific papers reference the steps needed to create the Grignard reagent