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17EpoxidesEpoxides are three-membered cyclic ethers.They exhibit a high degree of reactivity that isdistinct from other cyclic ethers.Nomenclature: the presence of an epoxide is indicated by anm,n-epoxy-prefix.The namingpriority for epoxy is the same as that for halogens and alkyl groups.The numbers m and n refer to the carbons that act as points of attachment for the oxygen atomon the main chain.An alternative method of naming uses the name of a parent alkene, followed by oxide.
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