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Is ether polar or nonpolar?

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by Lazerous, Jul 23, 2008.

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  1. Lazerous

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    In AP Cliff's bio they say it is nonpolar but I recall reading somewhere else that it is because the O can hydrogen bond with other molecules.
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    For the sake of the test it isn't polar because there are no Donatable Hydrogens to allow for polarity.
    Think of at is more polar than alkanes though.
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    OK, thank you both. :thumbup:
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    It isnt really polar...but it is soluble in h20(which is polar)
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    Since when has ether been soluble in water?
    Ether extractions from aqueous solutions ring a bell? :D
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    Cyclic ethers such as THF and 1,4 dioxane are soluble in water.
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    Yes i meant a cyclic ether..sorry i didnt specify
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    Diethyl ether is polar soluble- but anything with more carbons you are getting into slightly soluble barely soluble or not soluble.
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    correct me if im wrong
    Ether is like water... ex
    H-O-H
    is that polar? YES
    why sp3 config for the oxygen molecule makes it polar
    what is ether?
    R-O-R what config does Oxygen have here? same as water there for its polar.
    now for cyclic ethers. they are also polar due to same config. one side of molecule has slightly positive charge and the other side has slightly negative charge.

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