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Write balanced equations for both steps of Williamson Ether Synthesis of Phenacetin

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Step 1

Phenacetin can be prepared by using Williamson Ether Synthesis with the help of acetaminophen and ethyl iodide (CH3CH2I) in the presence of a base like NaOH.

The balanced equation of Williamson Ether Synthesis of Phenacetin can be written as:

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NH N H Base (NaoH) 2) CH, Ct,I 0H 0-CH2 CH Autaminphany Pruensceton)

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Step 2

The mechanism can be given in...

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Stup NH NH H2 O Na

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