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Explain Metamerism with Suitable Examples of Ethers - Chemistry

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Explain metamerism with suitable examples of ethers

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The property in which ethers have same molecular formula but different alkyl groups in their structures is called metamerism and the isomers obtained are called as metamers.

Examples :
e.g. C2H5 - O - C2H5 - Diethyl ether;
CH3 - O - C3H7 - Methyl n-propyl ether

In the above example both ethers are having same molecular formula i.e. C4H10 but different alkyl groups in their structure, so they are metamers of each other.

Concept: Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers - Nomenclature
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