What is Ether? - Definition, Uses, Effects & Formula


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Which of the following molecules is an ether?

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1. What are some of the chemical properties of ethers?

2. Why was ether replaced with other sedatives for anesthesia during surgery?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and worksheet combo will assess your knowledge of ether, its chemical properties, and its potential uses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics included in this quiz include ether's:

  • Use as a solvent
  • Chemical properties
  • Molecular construction

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo will use the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - remember what you have read about ether to determine its chemical properties
  • Making connections - analyze the material about ether to determine why it is no longer used as an anesthetic
  • Knowledge application - recall the information about ether to answer a question about its possible uses

Additional Learning

To learn more about ether and why it is a good solvent, explore the lesson entitled What is Ether? - Definition, Uses, Effects & Formula. This tutorial will explore ether's:

  • Medical uses
  • Industrial uses
  • Various types