Important Michael reaction and other related reactions



 Hi, A similar reaction appeared in 2022 H2 Chemistry exam papers. This is known as the Michael reaction.


The bottom reaction is an example of mixed Aldol condensation. This reaction was of interest to Cambridge examiner in 2022.

This reaction is known as the Cannizzaro reaction. If I am not wrong, some NUS undergraduates only learned this reaction in NUS Year 4. Now Cambridge examiners are setting many undergraduate organic chemistry reactions, possibly with induction of new and smarter Cambridge and SEAB examiners who are possibly top PhD students in the top 10 universities. So students need to be well prepared for Chemistry exams.


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