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Question 1: ________ cleaves ethers only slowly.
Hydrogen chlorideHydrogen peroxideHydrogen sulfideHydrochloric acid

Question 2: Although ethers resist hydrolysis, they are cleaved by mineral acids such as hydrobromic acid and ________.
IodineIodine pentoxideHydrogen iodideBoron triiodide

Question 3: Ethers in general are of low chemical reactivity, but they are more reactive than ________ (epoxides, ketals, and acetals are unrepresentative classes of ethers and are discussed in separate articles).

Question 4: For this reason, diisopropyl ether and THF are often avoided as ________.

Question 5: Cyclic ethers such as ________ and 1,4-dioxane are miscible in water because of the more exposed oxygen atom for hydrogen bonding as compared to aliphatic ethers.
Tetrahydrofuran1,4-ButanediolDiethyl etherAcetone

Question 6: Since phenols are acidic, they readily react with a strong base like ________ to form phenoxide ions.
Sodium sulfateSodium hydroxideSodium carbonateSodium hypochlorite

Question 7: Ether molecules cannot form hydrogen bonds amongst each other, resulting in a relatively low boiling point compared to that of the analogous ________.

Question 8: The term generally refers to polymers like ________ and polypropylene glycol.
GlycerolEthylene oxidePolyethylene glycolSodium hydroxide

Question 9: Ethers also coordinate to Mg(II) center in ________.
Gilman reagentBeta-Hydride eliminationGrignard reactionOrganometallic chemistry

Question 10: Turner, circa 1788, from ________
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