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Ethers, Epoxides and Sulfides Questions
Qu 1: Identify the products from the reaction of the following ethers with excess HI : 

Qu 2: Design a synthesis of the following dibenzyl ether from toluene as a source of all the C in the product.
Qu 3: The base catalysed hydrolysis of a 1,2-chlorohydrin is shown below:
  It was found tha the product diol had the same configuration as the original chlorohydrin.
Suggest a mechanism that is consistent with this observation.

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