Problem: 2-Phenylacetaldehyde undergoes an aldol reaction to form 3-hydroxy-2,4-diphenylbutanal shown below.Complete the mechanism for the reaction by adding missing atoms, bonds, charges, nonbonding electrons, and curved arrows.

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We are asked to complete the mechanism for the reaction by adding missing atoms, bonds, charges, nonbonding electrons, and curved arrows.



The summary of the Aldol condensation is shown below: 


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2-Phenylacetaldehyde undergoes an aldol reaction to form 3-hydroxy-2,4-diphenylbutanal shown below.


Complete the mechanism for the reaction by adding missing atoms, bonds, charges, nonbonding electrons, and curved arrows.

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