Join Sarthaks eConnect Today - Largest Online Education Community!
0 votes
asked in NEET by (15 points)
edited by

2-phenylethanol can be prepared by the reaction of phenyl magnesium bromide with : 

a) HCHO    b)CH3CHO c) CH3COCH3 d) Epoxyethane

1 Answer

0 votes
answered by (79.6k points)

Structure of 2-Phenyl ethanol is Ph-CH2 -CH2 -OH. Phenyl magnesium bromide is Ph-Mg-Br. So, we need to add two carbon in it to get the desired product. Option (a) and option (c) will ad one and three carbon respectively. So they can not be added. The reaction of option (b) and option (d) will be as follows:

So, option (d) will lead to the desired product. Thus, the correct option is (d)

Welcome to Sarthaks eConnect: A unique platform where students can interact with teachers/experts/students to get solutions to their queries. Students (upto class 10+2) preparing for All Government Exams, CBSE Board Exam, ICSE Board Exam, State Board Exam, JEE (Mains+Advance) and NEET can ask questions from any subject and get quick answers by subject teachers/ experts/mentors/students.

One Thought Forever

“There is a close connection between getting up in the world and getting up in the morning.“
– Anon