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Unformatted text preview: carbon toward nucleophilic addition. Try drawing the resonance structure of the protonated aldehyde above. Enols are good nucleophiles. Since the enol is born in the presence of the protonated aldehyde, carbonyl addition of the enol to the protonated aldehyde will take place. Professor M. J. Krische, UT Austin The Aldol Reaction: Aldol Products may Dehydrate upon Heating under Acidic or Basic Conditions Professor M. J. Krische, UT Austin Base Catalyzed Dehydration Acid Catalyzed Dehydration...
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