- Acidity of alcohols and phenols
Shaalaa.com | Alcohol, Phenol and Ether part 15 (Alcohol test)
Give two reactions that show the acidic nature of phenol. Compare acidity of phenol with that of ethanol.
Explain the fact that in aryl alkyl ethers
(i) The alkoxy group activates the benzene ring towards electrophilic substitution and
(ii) It directs the incoming substituents to ortho and para positions in benzene ring.