Problem: Below is a short reaction sequence. Provide the structure of the two missing organic compounds.

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Reaction 1

Alkyl halide + NaOH and heat → E2 (Zaitsev) reaction → alkene product


Reaction 2

Alkene + RCO3H (peroxide) → epoxidation → epoxide product


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Below is a short reaction sequence. Provide the structure of the two missing organic compounds.




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