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What is the action of following on diethyl ether? dil. H2SO4 - Chemistry

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What is the action of following on diethyl ether?

dil. H2SO4

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Solution

Diethyl ether when heated with dilute sulfuric acid undergo hydrolysis to give ethanol.

\[\ce{\underset{\text{Diethyl ether}}{C2H5 - O - C2H5} + H - O - H ->[H3O+][\Delta] \underset{\text{Ethanol}}{2C2H5 - OH}}\]

Concept: Ethers
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