what are the aldol condensation reactions and canizaros reaction?
Aldol Reaction: This reaction takes place between two molecules of carbonyl compounds; one molecule should have at least two a-hydrogen atoms. In this reaction best result is obtained when
Both molecule are the same or one should have no ?-hydrogen atom and other should have at least two ?-hydrogens.
The reaction is two step reaction. First step is aldol formation and second step is dehydration of aldol.