I'm studying Grignard Reagent formation in my Ochem2 class. The book is very vague on the mechanism of the synthesis of the Grignard Reagent.
I understand that the process goes like: RX + Mg --> RMgX
But I am interested in learing how the electrons flow, as the book does mention it is a two step process, but does not mention how the Mg combines (i.e. first with the R and then the X?)