Aldol Addition and Condensation Reaction Mechanism

Aldol Addition Condensation Reaction MechanismAldol reactions are useful in organic chemistry synthesis for creating new carbon to carbon bonds.

This reaction can occur as an aldol addition reaction at lower temperatures forming a beta-hydroxy aldehyde or ketone, or as an aldol condensation reaction at higher temperatures forming an alpha-beta unsaturated product.

This video walks you through the addition and condensation reaction mechanism in acidic and basic conditions.

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