Organic chemistry question (dimers?)?
"Why does this reaction only form a dimer, rather than going on to a trimer, tetramer, etc.? Keep in mind the following water solubilities: vanillin 0.01 g/mL, divanillin estimated 0.003 g/mL."
I have no idea where to start. Does it have something to do with the pH maybe? Thanks for any help.