Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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Chapter 14 - Ethers, Epoxides, and Thioethers - Problems: Problem 14-6 d

Answer

trans-2,3-diethyloxirane (or trans-3,4-epoxyhexane)

Work Step by Step

Since its a three-atom ring with one of them being O, it is an oxirane. There are two ethyl groups at carbon 2 and 3 respectively, so it 2,3-diethyl. And since they are trans to each other, it is trans-2,3-diethyloxirane. 3,4-epoxyhexane is also right because the oxygen is connected to the longest chain at carbon 3 and 4.
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