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Compound ‘A’ with molecular formula C6H5Cl is fused with NaOH at high temperature under pressure to give compound ‘B’. - Chemistry

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Compound ‘A’ with molecular formula C6H5Cl is fused with NaOH at high temperature under pressure to give compound ‘B’. Compound ‘B’ on treatment with dil.HCl gives compound C having characteristic carbolic odour. Write the chemical equations in support of this. Name the process and give uses of compound C.

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Solution

  1. The chemical equation can be represented as:
  2. The process involved in the Dow process.
  3. Uses of phenols:
    a. 
    Phenol is used in the preparation of phenol-formaldehyde resin. For example, bakelite.
    b. Phenols are used as antiseptic in common products like air fresheners, deodorants, mouthwash, calamine lotions, floor cleaners, etc.
Concept: Uses of Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
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SCERT Maharashtra Question Bank 12th Standard HSC Chemistry Maharashtra State Board 2021
Chapter 11 Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Short Answer Questions (Type-II) | Q 4
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