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    Consider the reaction in model 1.
    (see attachment)
    a. What two functional groups are found in the product shown in model 1?

    b. The term aldol is a contraction of ald and ol. Is this consistent with you're your answers to the previous question? Explain

    c. How many carbons are there in the aldol product shown in model 1?

    c. Assuming all carbons in the product above come from the starting material (acetaldehyde), how many molecules of starting material are required to make one molecule of the product?

    d. Label the new carbon-carbon bond in the aldol product, and circle each acetaldehyde subunit (= two carbons that were originally acetaldehyde molecule)

    e. Devise a reasonable mechanism for the reaction in model 1. Hint: In the first step, hydroxide reacts with one molecule to aldehyde to produce a carbon nuclephile.

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    1. Consider the reaction in model 1.
    a. What two functional groups are found in the product shown in model 1?
    I think its an Alcohol and aldehyde. I don't know if that is right though.
    correct

    b. The term aldol is a contraction of ald and ol. Is this ...

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