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Draw the structure of the product of the Michael reaction between propenal and diethyl malonate.

Question:

Draw the structure of the product of the Michael reaction between propenal and diethyl malonate.

Michael Reaction:

When a carbonyl compound with at least one hydrogen atom bonded to the {eq}\alpha {/eq}-carbon reacts with a base an enolate anion is formed. In a Michael reaction, the enolate anion reacts with an enone.

Answer and Explanation:

The product of the Micheal reaction between propenal and diethyl malonate is given below.

The mechanism of the Michael reaction is given below.

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