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Problem: Why can't benzaldehyde (shown below) react with itself by the aldol dehydration reaction?A. it has no β-hydrogenB. it has no β-carbonC. it has no α-carbonD. it has no α-hydrogen

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Why can't benzaldehyde (shown below) react with itself by the aldol dehydration reaction?

A. it has no β-hydrogen

B. it has no β-carbon

C. it has no α-carbon

D. it has no α-hydrogen

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