Answer in brief.
Write two points of difference between the properties of phenol and 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.|
Phenol reacts with neutral ferric chloride solution to give deep purple colouration of ferric phenoxide
|Ethyl alcohol does not react with neutral ferric chloride|
Concept: Alcohols and Phenols
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