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Williamson's Ether Synthesis - Practice Questions & MCQ

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Among the following sets of reactants which one produces anisole?

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Williamson's Ether Synthesis

It is the best method to prepare all type of ethers, that is, simple, mixed or aromatic ethers. Here, alkyl halides are treated with sodium alkoxide in presence of magnesium to give ethers. It involves SN2 mechanism during the attack of R-O- on R-X, that is, backside attack occurs here. The reaction occurs as follows:

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Williamson's Ether Synthesis

Chemistry Part II Textbook for Class XII

Page No. : 345

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