Problem: Compound 1 could be obtained by an aldol reaction between which two starting materials? (Don’t be concerned about how well the reaction might work.) 1) A and D 2) A and E 3) B and E 4) C and D 5) C and E

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Compound 1 could be obtained by an aldol reaction between which two starting materials? (Don’t be concerned about how well the reaction might work.)

1) A and D

2) A and E

3) B and E

4) C and D

5) C and E

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