Alcohols, ethers, epoxides, sulfides

Alcohol nomenclature and properties
Synthesis of alcohols
Reactions of alcohols
Nomenclature and properties of ethers
Synthesis and cleavage of ethers
Nomenclature and preparation of epoxides
Ring-opening reactions of epoxides
Thiols and sulfides
About this unit
Alcohol and thiol groups are important functional groups for applications ranging from enzyme reactions to making flexible contact lenses. We will be reviewing naming oxygen and sulfur containing compounds. Then we will be ready to learn about some reactions that involve alcohols, ethers, epoxides, thiols, and sulfides as both reactants and products.