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A student was carrying out a Grignard reaction between PhMgBr and ethyl benzoate. She ran out of anhydrous ether just after the Grignard reagent was made. Which of the following solvents can still used to dissolve the ethyl benzoate for its reaction with already formed PhMgBr

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acetone
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ethyl acetate
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absolute alcohol
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D
benzene
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Solution

The correct option is B benzene
Benzene can be used to dissolve ethyl benzoate ffor its reaction with phenyl magnesium bromide. Benzene can be used in place of anhydrous ether for dissolving.

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