This question already has an answer here:

I was wondering if a three membered ring or a three membered epoxide would ever open up spontaneously when exposed to heat, or acids/bases?

I would think at some point, but will it routinely happen to a three membered epoxide?


marked as duplicate by Klaus-Dieter Warzecha, bon, Jannis Andreska, M.A.R., Todd Minehardt Feb 21 '16 at 23:08

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.