Reactions at the alpha carbonyl position with enolate intermediates occur in many reactions!
Once you grasp enolate anion formation, it's reactivity and stability, you'll have the clarity you need to master the upcoming reactions. This video also covers common enolate pKa values, with a logical stability ranking to help you avoid pKa memorizations.
(Watch on YouTube: Enolate Formation & Stability. Click cc on the bottom right for video transcript)
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