Write the mechanism of the reaction of HI with methoxymethane.
he mechanism of the reaction of HI with methoxymethane involves the following steps:
Step1: Protonation of methoxymethane:
Step2: Nucleophilic attack of I−:
When HI is in excess and the reaction is carried out at a high temperature, the methanol formed in the second step reacts with another HI molecule and gets converted to methyl iodide