Problem: 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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The complete acetoacetic ester synthesis will appear as:

(1) Deprotonation

(2) Attack of the enolate

(3) Hydrolysis of ester

(4) Protonation

(5) Decarboxylation

(6) Tautomerization

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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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