Which is more soluble in water CH3CH2OCH2CH3 or CH3CH2OCH3?

1 Answer
Jun 2, 2018

Answer:

We would assume that the methyl ether is more soluble....

Explanation:

The methyl ether is SLIGHTLY more polar than diethyl ether....the methyl ether is MUCH more volatile...#"boiling point"=7.4# #""^@C#...versus #34.6# #""^@C#...the major intermolecular interaction is dispersion force between the ether molecules.

But we have made a prediction, we should check the data for whether the prediction is true. Interestingly, #Bu^(t)OMe#, has some considerable water solubility....