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Ether

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  • An ether is a compound that has the following general structural formula.

     

     

    • R1 and R2 could be alkyl groups, aryl groups, or a combination thereof.

     

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    The oxygen atom in an ether molecule is called the ether group.

     

     

    see also symmetrical ether, unsymmetrical ether, aliphatic ether, aromatic ether, cyclic ether, acyclic ether, silyl ether, crown ether