Show an arrow pushing mechanism for the following transformation.
Reactions of ethers:
An ether can be prepared by reaction an alkoxide anion with an alkyl halide. Ethers can undergo reaction with an acid such as hydrobromic acid to afford an alcohol and an alkyl bromide.
Answer and Explanation:
The mechanism of the reaction is given below.
Step 1: Protonation of the ether oxygen.
Step 2: Loss of the alcohol leaving group to create...
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from Organic & Inorganic Compounds Study GuideChapter 10 / Lesson 2