An ether is a compound with the general formula ROR'. The best known ether is diethyl ether. It is a volatile, highly flammable liquid that was used as an anesthetic in the past. It is currently used as an industrial and laboratory solvent.

Hydrocarbon derivatives

Carbon compounds

Chemistry concepts

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