Problem: Write a mechanism for the aldol condensation and dehydration reaction that forms the chalcone. 

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We are asked to write a mechanism for the aldol condensation and dehydration reaction that forms the chalcone. 


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Write a mechanism for the aldol condensation and dehydration reaction that forms the chalcone. 

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