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The Aldol condensation of aldehydes and ketones

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Giving examples give the mechanisms of Aldol condensation between two molecules of aldehydes and two molecules of ketones. Also show how dehydration reaction leads to the final product of alpha-beta unsaturated ketone/aldehyde.

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Aldol condensation is a condensation reaction between two molecules of an aldehyde or a ketone in the presence of a base (usually) to yield a beta-hydroxy ketone.

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This solution provides examples of an Aldol condensation between two molecules and also a dehydrate reaction.