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Textbook Problem

The number of hydroxyl groups present in an ether is

  1. a. zero
  2. b. one
  3. c. two
  4. d. no correct response

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The number of hydroxyl groups that are present in ether has to be chosen from the given options.

Concept Introduction:

Ether is an organic compound.  In ether, an oxygen atom is bonded to two carbon atoms by a single bond.  The groups that are attached to the carbon atom by a single bond may be alkyl, aryl, or cycloalkyl groups.  The functional group of ether is COC.  The generalized formula of ether can be given as,

Organic And Biological Chemistry, Chapter 3.14, Problem 2QQ

Explanation

Reason for correct option:

Ethers are compound that have an oxygen atom that is bonded to two carbon atoms through a single bonds.  The carbon atoms may be from alkyl group, aryl group, or cycloalkyl group.  Ethers do not have any hydroxyl groups in its structure.  Hence, option (a) is a correct one.

Reason for incorrect option:

Option (b) tells that the ethers have one hydroxyl group in it...

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