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    Analysis of Aldol Product Using Retrosynthesis & Mixed Reactions

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    1. On the aldol product above, complete Step 1 by drawing a line through the new C-C bond.

    2. Explain how a mixture of acetaldehyde and hydroxide is equivalent to the nucleophilic synthon.

    3. In what way is acetaldehyde (by itself) similar to (acts like) the electrophilic synthon shown above?

    4. Below each, mark the new carbon-carbon bond, and draw a molecule that could be mixed with NaOH to make the aldol shown.

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