Unformatted text preview: important contributing resonance structures, not just the most important one! OH O H O H HO O O A proton on the C atom is removed by the base toyield a resonance-stabilized enolate anion: Reprotonation then occurs on the C atom to yield the rearranged product. The "arrow pushing" is shown using the most important contributing resonance structure of the enolate anion: O O H OH O OH (cat.) H 2 O O...
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- Summer '08
- Lewis Structure, Amide, Delocalized electron, important contributing resonance