Problem: 7-Cyclopentyl-6-oxoheptanal in the presence of base undergoes a cyclic aldol reaction. Complete the mechanism for the following reaction by adding any missing atoms, bonds, charges, nonbonding electron pairs and curved arrows.

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Intermolecular aldol reaction will follow the steps:

(1) Enolate formation

(2) Nucleophilic addition

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7-Cyclopentyl-6-oxoheptanal in the presence of base undergoes a cyclic aldol reaction. 

Complete the mechanism for the following reaction by adding any missing atoms, bonds, charges, nonbonding electron pairs and curved arrows.