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What are the limitations to prepare ether by this method? - Chemistry

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What are the limitations to prepare ether by this method?

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Limitations:

  1. When alcohol is heated with dehydrating agents like concentrated H2SO4 or H3PO4 two products, either ether or an alkene can form depending upon the temperature.
  2. Use of higher temperature or 2°/3° alcohols gives alkene as the major product.
Concept: Ethers
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SCERT Maharashtra Question Bank 12th Standard HSC Chemistry Maharashtra State Board 2021
Chapter 11 Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
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