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I'm not sure about this one.

How many products are formed if steroisomers were counted? Aswr = 2.
O O
|| || 1)NaOCH3
C2H5-C-O-CH3 + CH3-O-C-Ph ------------->
2) H3O+

It seems to me that the first Ester could also react with another molecule itself. Giving us two more products, for a total of 4...Thought?
 
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I'm not sure about this one.

How many products are formed if steroisomers were counted? Aswr = 2.
O O
|| || 1)NaOCH3
C2H5-C-O-CH3 + CH3-O-C-Ph ------------->
2) H3O+

It seems to me that the first Ester could also react with another molecule itself. Giving us two more products, for a total of 4...Thought?
Do NOT count self condensation UNLESS specified,,,,,but I will state that in the next DESTROYER edition. Assume a 1 to 1 mole ratio.

Hope this helps..

Dr. Romano