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Why is dry ether used in many reactions ?

Why is dry ether used in many reactions ?

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Gaurav
askIITians Faculty 164 Points
9 years ago
Dry ether is used as a solvent to carry out many reactions. It used for those reaction which require a non polar solvent.As ether has low boiling point, it has a very high vapour pressure. Hence it can prevent atmospheric moisture from entering the reaction system.
grenade
2061 Points
9 years ago
it act as the solvent as aps

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