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Aldol Addition

Aldol addition refers to the reaction between an aldehyde or ketone and another carbonyl compound. The alpha hydrogen in aldehyde or ketone is deprotonated affording an enolate which attacks the carbonyl carbon to give an alcohol product.

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Aldol Addition: Mechanism & Reaction
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Chapter 12 / Lesson 1
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