Results for: Phenolics

What is dilute phenol?

a substance used in the concentration camps in world war one to kill men remaining alive in the bunkers.

What is phenol?

A caustic, poisonous, white crystalline compound, C 6 H 5 OH, derived from benzene and used in resins, plastics, and pharmaceuticals and in dilute form as a disinfectant and a (MORE)
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Preparation of phenols?

phenols can be prepared by the following methods. 1) hydrolysis of cholorobenzene: in this process, chlorobenzene which can be obtained by the cholorinationof benzene, is heat (MORE)

Can phenol be oxidized?

Yes. Phenol can be oxidized by hydrogen peroxide to form ortho andpara benzenediol with the by product being water. Chromic acid canalso oxidize phenol into quinones.

Is phenol a base?

No, and it is neither an alcohol (OH) but it is a very weak ACID ! C 6 H 5 OH --> H + + C 6 H 5 O - (fenolate anion) pKa=9.89