Williamson Ether Synthesis

Williamson Ether Synthesis Definition:

A method for preparing an ether from an alkoxide ion and an alkyl halide (via an SN2 process).

Williamson Ether Synthesis Explained:

An organic reaction that forms an ether from an organo-halide, and an alcohol that has H+ transferred. It involves the reaction of an alkoxide ion with a primary alkyl halide via an SN2 reaction.