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Give the uses of Ethers.

$\begin{array}{1 1} \text{(a) Ether is used as motor fuel along with petrol.} \\ \text{(b) (i) Dimethyl ether is used as refrigerant and as a solvent at low temperature. (ii) Diethyl Ether is used as an anesthesia in surgery} \\ \text{(c) Ether is found in crude oil and is a major part of gasoline. It's used to make plastics, resins, synthetic fibers,} \\ \text{(d) Ether is used as solvent for extraction of fats and oils}\end{array} $

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The common uses of ethers include:
We use dimethyl ether as a refrigerant and as a solvent at low temperature.
Diethyl ether is a common ingredient as an anesthesia in surgery.
Diethyl ether is common as a solvent for oils, gums, resins etc.
We use phenyl ether as a heat transfer medium because of its high boiling point.
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