10 Halogen Derivaties

3. Give reasons

iii. Reactions involving Grignard reagent must be carried out under anhydrous condition.


  • Grignard reagents are known for their high reactivity.
  • They readily react with water or compounds that contain hydrogen atoms attached to electronegative elements.
  • Therefore, it is essential to conduct reactions involving Grignard reagents under anhydrous (moisture-free) conditions to prevent unwanted reactions with water or other protic compounds.

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