Problem: Draw the structures of the aldol addition and condensation products of cyclopentanone.

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Reaction is self-aldol condensation producing a beta-hydroxycarbonyl

Next step is subjection to heat dehydrating the beta-hydroxycarbonyl to an enone (α-β unsaturated)

(1) Deprotonation of beta-H

(2) Nucleophilic addition of enolate

(3) Protonation

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Draw the structures of the aldol addition and condensation products of cyclopentanone.

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