Name of this epoxide

  1. Feb 11, 2013 #1
    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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  3. Feb 12, 2013 #2
    As discussed at chemicalforums, it's possible that the drawing is meant to represent a racemic mixture of cis isomers.
     
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