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Organic Chemistry 2

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Robinson Annulation Equation II

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Which compound (corresponding to the question mark in the reaction equation below) is required for successful preparation of Compound A from diethyl malonate?

Note that the carbons depicted in blue arise from diethyl malonate. This reaction is a variant of the Robinson annulation.

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A

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B

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C

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D

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