Major product of epoxidation + acid rection

asked by @christophers39 • over 1 year ago • Organic Chemistry • 5 pts

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Hi Christopher! This reaction is an epoxidation followed by an acid catalyzed ring opening which results an anti-addition configuration for the -OH groups. We need to have one of the -OH group in this sample to be in the equatorial while the other needs to be in the axial. Answer for this will be B because both II and IV showed an anti configuration of the -OH groups. You can watch Johnny's video on Epoxide Ring Opening here:

Hope that helps!

answered by @reyn • over 1 year ago