Crossed aldol condensation is done between acetaldehyde and acetophenone by using NaOH as the base. So, here we can get 4 possible products. But which one would be the major?
I know that acetaldehyde will act as electrophile to which addition will occur. But what will act as nucleophile to give major product: acetaldehyde or acetophenone?
I don't have any solid reasoning whether acetaldehyde enolate or acetophenone enolate will give major product with acetaldehyde.