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Subject - Organic Chemistry

Generally, the term aldol (aldehydalkohol) refers to compounds containing an OH group as well as a -C=O group (aldehyde) and describes the group of 3-hydroxyaldehydes which are formed by an aldol addition

Acetaldol, 3-hydroxybutyraldehyde or 3-hydroxybutanal H3C-CH(OH)-CH2-CHO, a compound prepared by dimerization of acetaldehyde, is also referred to as aldol.

Recommended Learning Units

Aldol Reactions and Aldol-like ReactionsLevel 345 min.

ChemistryOrganic ChemistryKeto-Enol Tautomerism

The learning unit describes aldol reactions and various aldol-like reactions, such as Michael reaction and Knoevenagel condensation.