Organic Chemistry Practice Problems Ether Cleavage Practice Problems Solution: Which of these ethers is least likely to undergo s...

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Solution: Which of these ethers is least likely to undergo significant cleavage by hot aqueous H2SO4?

Problem

Which of these ethers is least likely to undergo significant cleavage by hot aqueous H2SO4?

Solution

We’re being asked to determine the ether that will least likely undergo significant cleavage with H2SO4.


Recall that ethers undergo cleavage in the presence of a strong acid:



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