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Solution: Which is not true of the aldol reaction? A) It accomplishes...

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Which is not true of the aldol reaction?

A) It accomplishes the formation of a new carbon-carbon bond.

B) The key step in the mechanism is attack of the α-carbon atom of an enolate ion on a carbonyl carbon atom.

C) Dehydration of the aldol product is often observed (an aldol condensation).

D) The enolate is favored at equilibrium.