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Carbonyl chemistry reaction questions
« on: August 29, 2018, 04:46:56 PM »
I am having trouble understanding how aldehydes react with bases. For example: If I react acetylaldehyde (CH3CHO) with a good nucleophile/base (-OH) would that undergo Aldol Condensation or Nucleophilic Addition?

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Re: Carbonyl chemistry reaction questions
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 07:06:53 AM »
Aldol.

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Re: Carbonyl chemistry reaction questions
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2018, 07:38:56 AM »
Consider what might happen if this undergoes nucleophilic attack.

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