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what is the best synthesis of 2-heptanol

CH3CH2CH2MgBr(2 moles)+formaldehyde in diethyl ether followed by H3O+

CH3CH2CH2MgBr+butanal in diethyl ether followed by H3O+

CH3CH2CH2CH2MgBr+acetone in diethyl ether followed by H3O+

CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2MgBr+ethanal in diethyl ether followed by H3O+

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    Grignard reactions produce tertiary alcohols with ketones and secondary alcohols with aldehydes.

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