Name of this epoxide


by Woopydalan
Tags: epoxide
Woopydalan
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Feb11-13, 10:31 PM
P: 746
for this epoxide, I don't understand why the R and S part are omitted from the name?? If both of the CH groups were on the back side, it would be a different molecule, yet have the same name??
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sjb-2812
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Feb12-13, 11:49 AM
P: 418
As discussed at chemicalforums, it's possible that the drawing is meant to represent a racemic mixture of cis isomers.


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