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    When J and K are placed in a solution of sodium methoxide and methanol, a new compound, L, is produced. What is the structure of L? Provide a reasonable mechanism for this transformation. (b) Provide a reasonable mechanism for the conversion of L to M, carbon dioxide and acetone. In both mechanisms be sure to indicate which reactions are reversible and which are irreversible.

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