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Overview of the Reactions of Epoxides

ring opening reactions of epoxides
Reaction type:  Nucleophilic Substitution

Summary

Depending on the reactivity of the nucleophile, there are two possible general scenarios:
epoxides with strong nucleophiles
epoxides with weak nucleophiles

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