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Which of the following statement is correct?

$\begin{array}{1 1}(a)\;\text{Ethers are insoluble in concentrated acids}\\(b)\;\text{Ethers are soluble in concentrated acids}\\(c)\;\text{Ethers have higher boiling point in comparision to the alcohol of comparable molecular mass}\\(d)\;\text{Ether linkage is more reactive under a wide variety of conditions}\end{array}$

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Ethers are soluble in concentrated acids.
Ethers form oxonium compounds with mineral acids, due to the presence of lone pairs of electrons on oxygen and due to the formation of oxonium salts ethers are soluble in concentrated acids
Hence (b) is the correct answer.
answered Feb 25, 2014 by sreemathi.v
edited Feb 19 by sharmaaparna1