13.3 Reactions of Ethers

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Crown Ethers

-Solvate various alkali metal ions

crown ethers 01
crown ethers 02

Acidic Cleavage -- Reaction with H-X (HCl, HBr, or HI)

-SN1 for 3° and 2° carbons; SN2 for 1° carbons

acidic cleavage of ethers
acidic cleavage of phenyl ether