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MHT - CET : Chemistry - Ethers Glossary

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                     Simple (Symmetrical) Ethers: Ethers in which both the alkyl groups are same are called simple or symmetrical ethers.

                     Mixed (Unsymmetrical) Ethers: Ethers in which both the alkyl groups are different are called mixed or unsymmetrical ethers.

                     Continuous Etherification Process: This method is used for the preparation of simple ethers in which excess of alcohol (ethyl alcohol) reacts with concentrated sulphuric acid to produce ether continuously.

                     Williamson's Synthesis: It is the laboratory method for the preparation of symmetrical as well as unsymmetrical ethers, in which sodium or potassium alkoxide reacts with an alkyl halide to produce ether.

                     Nucleophilic Substitution Reaction: Reaction in which an atom or a group of atoms in the reactant is replaced by an attacking nucleophile is called a nucleophilic substitution reaction.

                     Nucleophile: The electron rich species which has a tendency to attack an electron deficient centre in a substrate is called a nucleophile.

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