# The Claisen condensation can be used as one step in the synthesis of ketones, as illustrated...

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The Claisen condensation can be used as one step in the synthesis of ketones, as illustrated by this reaction sequence. Work out this synthesis on a separate sheet of paper, and then draw die structure of compound b. You do not have to consider stereochemistry. Do not include counter-ions. e g.. Na^+, I^-, in your answer.

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