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Ethers

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Consider the following synthesis reaction.

Reaction 1

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Predict the major product (Compound M) of the following reaction.

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A CH3Br
B CH3OBr
C CH3OBrCH3
D No reaction occurs.
Ans. A Ethers are usually not so reactive, but they will react with concentrated acids. This is exactly the type of reaction given in the question. Methyl bromide is the product formed, and the reaction is a nucleophilic substitution reaction.

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