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ConceptPreparation of Ethers from Dehydration of Alcohols and Williamson Systhesis

Question

Explain the following with an example - Williamson ether synthesis.

 

Solution

Williamson ether synthesis: Williamson ether synthesis is a laboratory method to prepare symmetrical and unsymmetrical ethers by allowing alkyl halides to react with sodium alkoxides.

This reaction involves SN2 attack of the alkoxide ion on the alkyl halide. Better results are obtained in case of primary alkyl halides.

If the alkyl halide is secondary or tertiary, then elimination competes over substitution.

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 NCERT Solution for Chemistry Textbook for Class 12 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 11: Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Q: 18.3 | Page no. 345
Solution Explain the Following with an Example - Williamson Ether Synthesis. Concept: Preparation of Ethers from Dehydration of Alcohols and Williamson Systhesis.
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