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Answer in brief. Write two points of difference between properties of phenol and ethyl alcohol. - Chemistry

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Answer in brief.

Write two points of difference between the properties of phenol and ethyl alcohol.

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Solution

  Phenol Ethyl alcohol
i. Phenol is a low melting solid. Ethyl alcohol is liquid.
ii. The aqueous solution of phenol turns blue litmus to red, i.e., phenol is weakly acidic. The aqueous solution of ethyl alcohol is neutral to litmus, i.e, ethyl alcohol is neutral.
iii. Phenol reacts with aqueous NaOH to form sodium phenoxide. Ethyl alcohol does not react with aqueous NaOH.
iv.

Phenol reacts with neutral ferric chloride solution to give deep purple colouration of ferric phenoxide

Ethyl alcohol does not react with neutral ferric chloride
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Balbharati Chemistry 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 11 Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Exercise | Q 3.3 | Page 253
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