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  1. Think you could add a page on the opening of epoxides with a Nu to form a Polymer? My text doesn’t show the full mechanism and I would find it really helpful.

  2. All examples shown at the acidic conditions. However, the title stated that basic conditions. Is it a mistake or I am missed something?

    • The nucleophile to open the epoxide is basic (in step 1). This results in a negatively charged oxygen. The purpose of acid workup (step 2) is to protonate the oxygen to give neutral OH.

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