explain aldol and cross aldol with the help reactions like 2different aldehydes , 2 different ketones     and 1 ketoneand 1 aldehyde

Asked by deepu | 19th Jun, 2014, 04:44: PM

Expert Answer:

Aldol condensation: This involves the combinationbetween two molecules of an aldehyde or ketone in the presence of an alkali to form a condensation product known as aldol.
Cross aldol condensation: Aldol condensation between two different aldehydes or ketones or between one aldehyde and one ketone is called cross aldol condensation.
The reactions are as follows:

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 20th Jun, 2014, 12:14: PM