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Tert-butyl methyl ether more polar than petroleum ethere cause petroleum ether isn't an ether- it's composed of hydrocarbons, which are nonpolar. The real ether that is in tBME includes oxygen, which is electronegative and creates more polarity in the molecule.

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I would say methanol

Ethers are slightly polar. Petroleum Ether is not actually an ether. It is combination of several different hydrocarbons. While Ethers are slighly polar, Petroleum Ether is nonpolar!

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