Problem: Which sequence of reactions below gives the highest yield of ethyl isopropyl ether? CH3CH2OCH(CH3)2    ethyl isopropyl ether A) (1) CH3CH2OH + Na     (2) (CH 3)2CHBr B) (1) (CH3)2CHOH + Na   (2) CH 3CH2Br C) (1) (CH3)2CHOH + Na   (2) CH 3CH2OH D) (1) CH3CH2OH  + Na    (2) (CH 3)2CHOH 

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Which sequence of reactions below gives the highest yield of ethyl isopropyl ether?

CH3CH2OCH(CH3)2    ethyl isopropyl ether

A) (1) CH3CH2OH + Na     (2) (CH 3)2CHBr

B) (1) (CH3)2CHOH + Na   (2) CH 3CH2Br

C) (1) (CH3)2CHOH + Na   (2) CH 3CH2OH

D) (1) CH3CH2OH  + Na    (2) (CH 3)2CHOH 

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