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It is possible to synthesize 3,3-diethylpentane ("tetraethylmethane") from carbon tetrachloride?

The reaction of a Grignard reagent with carbon tetrachloride is not a nucleophilic attack by the carbanion moiety on the central carbon of the carbon tetrachloride. Rather, the Grignard reagent ...
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