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We are preparing an a,b-unsaturated ketone via Michael and aldol...
Introduction: Preparation of an a,B unsaturated ketone via michael and aldol condensation
More Details: We are preparing an a,b-unsaturated ketone via Michael and aldol condensation reactions. The reactants are trans-chalcone and ethyl acetoacetate (in ethanol and NaOH).
This creates 6-ethoxycarbonyl-3,5-diphenyl-2-cyclohexenone.
1) A white solid remains in centrifuge tube after acetone extraction-it fizzes when hydrochloric acid is added suggesting sodium carbonate was formed- How did it form?
Write a balanced equation for the formation?