Epoxide Reactions Video Lessons

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Problem: Determine the product for each reaction.

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Recall that ring opening of epoxides can occur in either acid- or base-catalyzed conditions.

Acid-Catalyzed Ring Opening: This occurs in two steps:

(1) protonation – the epoxide oxygen is protonated by the acid-catalyst

(2) nucleophilic attack – a weak or neutral nucleophile attacks the more-substituted epoxide carbon

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Determine the product for each reaction.

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