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ISBN: 9781305081079
Textbook Problem

Which of the following statements concerning ether hydrogen-bonding capabilities is correct?

  1. a. Ether molecules can hydrogen-bond to other ether molecules.
  2. b. Ether molecules can hydrogen-bond to water molecules.
  3. c. Ether molecules can hydrogen-bond to both other ether molecules and water molecules.
  4. d. no correct response

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The statement concerning the hydrogen-bonding capabilities of ether is correct has to be chosen from the given statements.

Explanation

Reason for correct option:

Ethers have general formula of ROR.  Ether molecules are polar in nature and they form hydrogen-bonding with water molecules only.  This is the reason why ether is soluble in water.  Hence, option (b) is the correct one.

Reason for incorrect option:

Option (a) tells that the ether molecules form hydrogen-bond to other ether molecules

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