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This is for a homework assignment, I'm usually very good with reactions and am really disappointed after getting it wrong four times, where did I go wrong?enter image description here

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Olefin to epoxide in one step requires a peracid peracetic acid here, $\ce{CH_3CO_3H}$. Note the subscript. NaOH will be inert. All the fun is in the footnotes.

I did a Gabriel amine synthesis on an alpha-bromo ketone. The first product was an epoxide. It was one of those days - but recoverable with buffered ammonium.

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