Department of Pre-University Education, KarnatakaPUC Karnataka Science Class 12
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Write structural formulas and names of four possible aldol condensation products from propanal and butanal. In each case, indicate which aldehyde acts as nucleophile and which as electrophile. - Chemistry

Write structural formulas and names of four possible aldol condensation products from propanal and butanal. In each case, indicate which aldehyde acts as nucleophile and which as electrophile.

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Solution

1) Taking two molecules of propanal, one which acts as a nucleophile and the other as an electrophile.

2)Taking two molecules of butanal, one which acts as a nucleophile and the other as an electrophile.

3)Taking one molecule each of propanal and butanal in which propanal acts as a nucleophile and butanal acts as an electrophile.

4)Taking one molecule each of propanal and butanal in which propanal acts as an electrophile and butanal acts as a nucleophile.

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NCERT Class 12 Chemistry Textbook
Chapter 12 Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Q 9 | Page 378
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