Problem: Which one of the following aldehydes (in excess) would react with acetaladhyde in the presence of aqueous NaOH at room temperature to give a high yield of just one b-hydroxyaldehyde product (Remember that stereoisomers are not identical molecules)

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Which one of the following aldehydes (in excess) would react with acetaladhyde in the presence of aqueous NaOH at room temperature to give a high yield of just one b-hydroxyaldehyde product (Remember that stereoisomers are not identical molecules)

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