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Contains a benzene ring with an ­O-H group attached

The simplest phenol called Phenol

TCP (2,4,6, TriChloroPhenol)

Chem. of Phenols

They are weak acids
o react with bases
i. Acid + Base Salt + H2O

ii. Acid +
Metal Salt + H2

iii. Acid + Carbonate No reacton

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The Arene in the phenol behaves like an Arene

Why is phenol more reactive than benzene?

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The lone pair of electrons one the O in phenol are delocalised into the ring
o increase the electron density
o attacks electrophiles more easily
o no catalyst needed

Phenols react with an excess of Br2 to make 2,4,6, tribromophenol
which is formed as a white…

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A white precipitate is formed

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