Interaction | Reaction | Process Data Page
Ethylene oxide is ring opened by hydroxide ion. DANGER: the product can react with more ethylene oxide in a chain reaction. If strong base is added to liquid ethylene oxide there will be a violent explosion. This reaction has been the cause of many industrial accidents!
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|Ethylene oxide||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
|Hydroxide ion||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
|Ethylene glycol anion||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
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