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In the following reaction the structure of the major product X is

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Alkenes are treating with an organic peroxy acid to gives oxiranes.This process is known as epoxidation.Here the addition of oxygen is syn addition.The formation of three membered ring of epoxide requires that oxygen must add to both the carbons of the double bond from the same side of alkene.
Hence (a) is the correct answer.
answered Feb 25, 2014 by sreemathi.v

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