Regarding oxirane production developed by Wurtz, is there an accepted mechanism? enter image description here

I carried out a research but couldn't find anything. My approach was this enter image description here Is that correct?

  • $\begingroup$ The only additional clue, I've found, is that heat must be applied for the reaction to take place. $\endgroup$ Sep 5 '18 at 14:35
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    $\begingroup$ Deprotonate using hydroxide before doing an intramolecular SN2 $\endgroup$
    – orthocresol
    Sep 5 '18 at 14:39
  • $\begingroup$ I see. So there is no way something like what I suggested could take place, right? $\endgroup$ Sep 5 '18 at 14:45
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    $\begingroup$ You should not make a primary unstabilized carbocation unless you have a very good reason to do so. The short answer here is, no, I don't believe this is a likely mechanism for the reaction. $\endgroup$
    – Zhe
    Sep 5 '18 at 16:00
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    $\begingroup$ chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/81896/… $\endgroup$
    – Mithoron
    Sep 5 '18 at 17:18

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