Question

Which reagent can be used to convert ethanol to diethyl ether?

A

at

B

conc. at

C

conc. at

D

at

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Correct option is C)

In this case, the ethanol is treated by concentrated sulphuric acid to form diethyl ether. The acid in an aqueous medium produces hydronium ion.

protonate the oxygen atom of ethanol and the ethanol molecule gets a positively charged oxygen.Β After that, the oxygen atom of unprotonated ethanol abstracts a molecule from ethanol and produces diethyl ether.Β 



So, the correct option is C

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