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Posted by on Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 3:34pm.

The reaction of sec-butylmagnesium bromide with formaldehyde followed by hydrolysis yields?

2,2-dimethyl-1-pentanol
2-butanol
2-methyl-1-butanol
2-pentanol
2,2-dimethyl-1-propanol

  • chemistry - , Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 6:00pm

    The magnesium bromide group on the #2 carbon of the butyl chain is replaced by a -CH2OH. The longest chain on this product has 4 carbon atoms.

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