what is ester and ether and difference

what is ester and ether and difference 


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Swapnil Saxena
102 Points
11 years ago

An ester consist  R-COO-R linkage however ethers contains R-O-R linkage. Ethers r inert in nature and have the tendency to dissolute both polar as well as non polar compound and thus behaves as excellent solvents.

On other hand esters r sweet or fruty smelling compounds formed when alcohols reacts with carboxalic acid in warm conditions

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