Problem: Draw the major product formed when HBr reacts with the following epoxide.

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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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Draw the major product formed when HBr reacts with the following epoxide.

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