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How do you get diethyl ether?

Diethyl ether can be formed from alcohol by intermolecular dehydration of alcohols. When alcohol is heated with conc. H2SO4 at 140*C, diethyl ether is obtained. CH3CH2OH + H2SO4 -----------> CH3CH2OCH2CH3 ( diethyl ether) It must be noted that at high… Full Answer

Why does Diethyl ether and water not mix?

Diethyl ether cannot participate in hydrogen bonding with water. It also has nonpolar side chains which are not attracted to the polar molecule water. Diethyl ether is soluble with water to some extent (6.9g/100mL) but is not miscible. Full Answer

Why is diethyl ether a common solvent?

Because it's very good at dissolving things. Diethyl ether is polar. The center has a slight negative charge while the arms have a slight positive charge. Also hydrogen bonding can occur with the oxygen on diethyl ether. Full Answer