Phenylmagnesium bromide (C6H5MgBr) reacts with water and produce benzene (C6H6) as the product. Also, we can say, C6H5MgBr hydrolysis and form benzene as a product. In this tutorial, we will learn how this reaction happens and how products are given in detail.
Due to hydrolysis, C6H5MgBr cannot be stored in aqueous solutions. So Phenylmagnesium bromide is stored in dry ether medium to protect from moisture or water.
As phenyl magnesium bromide, phenyl magnesium chloride can be used to prepare benzene by adding to water.
If heavy water is added to phenyl magnesium bromide, C6H5D will give as the product.
Benzene reacts with bromine in the presence of anhydrous FeBr3 to produce bromobenzene. Then, bromobenzene reacts with magnesium in dry ether medium to form phenylmagnesium bromide.
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Benzene is the likely product if phenylmagnesium bromide reacts with water.
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When H+ ions exist, hydrolysis become more faster and easy.
Chemical properties of phenylmagnesium chloride and phenylmagnesium bromide are simila to some extent. Both compounds hydrolysis easili in the water.
I think you wrote the compound in wrong way. I should be written as Phenylmagnesium bromide or C6H5MgBr. This compound is a grignard reagent and have very useful reactions in organic chemistry.