Ch. 12 - Alcohols, Ethers, Epoxides and ThiolsSee all chapters
All Chapters
Ch. 1 - A Review of General Chemistry
Ch. 2 - Molecular Representations
Ch. 3 - Acids and Bases
Ch. 4 - Alkanes and Cycloalkanes
Ch. 5 - Chirality
Ch. 6 - Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Ch. 7 - Substitution Reactions
Ch. 8 - Elimination Reactions
Ch. 9 - Alkenes and Alkynes
Ch. 10 - Addition Reactions
Ch. 11 - Radical Reactions
Ch. 12 - Alcohols, Ethers, Epoxides and Thiols
Ch. 13 - Alcohols and Carbonyl Compounds
Ch. 14 - Synthetic Techniques
Ch. 15 - Analytical Techniques: IR, NMR, Mass Spect
Ch. 16 - Conjugated Systems
Ch. 17 - Aromaticity
Ch. 18 - Reactions of Aromatics: EAS and Beyond
Ch. 19 - Aldehydes and Ketones: Nucleophilic Addition
Ch. 20 - Carboxylic Acid Derivatives: NAS
Ch. 21 - Enolate Chemistry: Reactions at the Alpha-Carbon
Ch. 22 - Condensation Chemistry
Ch. 23 - Amines
Ch. 24 - Carbohydrates
Ch. 25 - Phenols
Ch. 26 - Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins

Now that we have learned all the different ways we can make ethers, let's do some practice. 

Concept #1: Making Ethers - Practice Intro

Practice: Predict the product of the following reaction. 

Practice: Predict the product of the following reaction. 

Additional Problems
For the reaction below, draw the structure of the appropriate compound. Indicate stereochemistry where it is pertinent.
For the reaction shown below, draw the structure of the major product(s). Where appropriate, write "No Reaction". Assume all chiral starting materials are optically pure. Show stereochemistry where appropriate. Indicate whether the product exists as a single enantiomer or a racemic mixture.
What is/are the major product(s) of the following reaction?
Predict the organic product of the following reaction. When appropriate, be sure to indicate stereochemistry. If more than one product is formed be sure to indicate the major product. Draw your answer in skeletal form. You will be graded on the product your draw from the reaction no other information is needed for this question.
Predict the organic product(s) of the following reaction. When appropriate, be sure to indicate stereochemistry. If more than one product is formed be sure to indicate the major product, if stereoisomers are produced in the reaction be sure to indicate the relationship between them. Draw the answer in skeletal form.
Road Map:  
Predict the product(s). If no reaction would occur, say so. Show stereochemistry where relevant. If more than one isomer or product would form, show all the ones which would form. 
Predict the organic product(s) for the following reaction. Be sure to indicate stereochemistry when appropriate, if stereoisomers are produced draw one and state the relationship between the other stereoisomer formed. (enantiomers, diastereomers, etc.).
Which pair of reagents would produce the highest yield of (R)-2-ethoxybutane?A) sodium ethoxide + (S)-2-iodobutaneB) sodium (S)-2-butoxide + iodoethaneC) sodium ethoxide + (R)-2-iodobutaneD) sodium (R)-2-butoxide + iodoethaneE) Both B and C would work equally well.
With methyl, ethyl, or cyclopentyl halides as your organic starting materials and using any needed solvents or inorganic reagents, outline syntheses of each of the following. More than one step may be necessary and you need not repeat steps carried out in earlier parts of this problem. (i) CH3OCH3 
Predict the product for the following reaction.