Explain the reaction mechanism for the following reaction:

Question:

Explain the reaction mechanism for the following reaction:

Aldol addition reaction:

Ketones can undergo aldol addition reaction in the presence of a base such as sodium methoxide. An aldol addition product is a beta-hydroxy ketone. Cyclic beta-hydroxy ketones are formed via intramolecular aldol addition reaction.

Answer and Explanation:

The mechanism for the reaction is given below:

Step 1: Deprotonation that leads to opening up the ring to form enolate anion.

Step 2:...

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