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Q61.

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Organic Chemistry
Found in: Page 378

Short Answer

Question: Draw the product formed when each ether is treated with two equivalents of.

a.

b.

c.

Answer

Ethers on reaction with strong acids form the respective alkyl halides along with water.

a.

b.

c.

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Step by Step Solution

Step-by-Step SolutionStep 1: Protonation of ethers

Ethers can react with strong acids, such as HCl , HBr and the oxygen atom of ether donates its lone pair of electrons to the proton of the acid and further leads to the formation of the respective alkyl halides.

Step 2: The general reaction of ethers with two moles of acids

Tert-butyl phenyl ether

Step 3: The products of the given reactions

The following products will be formed when two moles of react with the given ethers.

a.

The reaction of two moles of with compound a

b.

The reaction of two moles of with compound b

c.

The reaction of two moles of with compound c

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