Naming Epoxides or Oxiranes

Nomenclature Epoxides and Oxiranes Video Tutorial by Leah Fisch Organic ChemistryNaming Organic Compounds Series: Video 13
This tutorial video takes you through the IUPAC and common rules for naming epoxides or oxiranes. Examples include simple epoxides, substituted ring and larger molecules containing the epoxide or oxirane.

(Watch on YouTube: Epoxides. Click CC on bottom right for transcript.)

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This is Video 13 in the Naming Organic Compounds Video Series. Click HERE for the entire series.

Need a review on Functional Groups? Watch the Functional Groups Video, Download the Cheat Sheet, then try the Quiz.


  1. i love your videos thxxxx^^ ,,but i’m wondering how to name a cyclic ether !!

  2. It was very well explained…..thnks

  3. Hi Leah,
    Very helpful videos! Do you have a list somewhere of the order of priority of the functional groups? I’m never quite sure which one takes precedence. Thanks!

  4. its really helpful i been always watching your videos for my organic chemistry class,and now its no hard for me thanks i gonna check it!!!!!! 😀

  5. im currently watching videos on naming organic compounds! thank you so much it helps me on the test!

  6. thank you! i love your videos!!!! 😀 Godbless

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