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The general structure of an ether

Ethers /ˈθər/ are a class o organic compoonds that contain an ether group — an oxygen atom connectit tae twa alkyl or aryl groups — o general formula R–O–R'.[1]

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  1. IUPAC, Compendium o Chemical Terminology, 2nt ed. (the "Gold Book") (1997). Online corrected version:  (2006–) "ethers".