Problem: Which of the following statements is NOT true of ethers? A) Ethers are generally unreactive molecules toward reagents other than strong acids. B) Ethers generally have lower boiling points than alcohols of a corresponding molecular weight. C) Ethers generally have much lower water solubilities than alcohols with a corresponding molecular weight. D) Ethers can generally be cleaved by heating them with strong acids. E) Ethers form peroxides when allowed to stand in the presence of oxygen.

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Which of the following statements is NOT true of ethers?

A) Ethers are generally unreactive molecules toward reagents other than strong acids.

B) Ethers generally have lower boiling points than alcohols of a corresponding molecular weight.

C) Ethers generally have much lower water solubilities than alcohols with a corresponding molecular weight.

D) Ethers can generally be cleaved by heating them with strong acids.

E) Ethers form peroxides when allowed to stand in the presence of oxygen.

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