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    In an aldol condensation, why might it be essential that the benzaldehyde contain no benzoic acid?

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    The aldol condensation is a reaction that is named based on the type of product formed when two aldehydes (or ketones), in the presence of dilute base, yields a molecule having both alcohol and ...

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