What Does Ether Smell Like?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 8, 2020 11:50:55 PM ET
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Ether has a sweet, distinctive odor. This organic oxide made from carbon, hydrogen and oxygen is a colorless liquid that is highly flammable. There are several types of ether, ranging from diethyl ether, the most familiar type, to di-tert-butyl ether.