What products would be obtained from heating the following ethers with one equivalent of HI?

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What products would be obtained from heating the following ethers with one equivalent of HI?

Ether cleavage:

Ethers are a class of molecules where a common oxygen atom is bonded with two R groups. This ether cleaves in the presence of acid and forms alcohol and alkyl halide.

Answer and Explanation:

Here ether cleaves in presence of acid HI. The mechanism of this reaction is shown below.

step-1

Protonation of the oxygen atom.

step-2

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