Problem: Draw the ether formed when ethyl alcohol is heated in the presence of concentrated sulfuric acid.

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We’re being asked to draw the ether formed when ethyl alcohol is heated in the presence of H2SO4.


Recall that 2 molecules of alcohol undergo acid-catalyzed condensation to form an ether:


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Draw the ether formed when ethyl alcohol is heated in the presence of concentrated sulfuric acid.