The complete acetoacetic ester synthesis will appear as:
(2) Attack of the enolate
(3) Hydrolysis of ester
Predict the major organic product of the following reaction and complete its mechanism below.
Complete the curved-arrow mechanism for the scheme below by adding any missing atoms, bonds, charges, nonbonding electrons, and curved arrows.
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