Give the chemical reaction between acetyl chloride and dimethyl cadmium.

Acetyl chloride when treated with dimethyl cadmium gives acetone. dimethyl cadmium acts as an alkylating reagent that provides methyl group which can replace the Cl- group from acetyl chloride. Hence, acetyl chloride acts as an alkylating reagent.

3CH3COCl + Cd(CH3)2 → 2CH3C=OCH3 + CdCl2

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