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Ethylene oxide reacts with water under either acidic or basic conditions to give ethylene glycol.

The high pressure industrial process produces monoethylene glycol (90%), diethylene glycol (9%) and triethylene glycol (1%).

Industrial Organic Chemistry, 3rd. Ed. K. Weissermel, H.-J. Arpe, VCH (1997)

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Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
British A-Level Chemistry: A2
British A-Level Chemistry: AS
Functional Group Interconvertion
Hydration: Addition of water
Industrial Process: Organic
Substitution: Nucleophilic Internal

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