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How is Phenol Converted into the Following? Picric Acid - Chemistry

How is phenol converted into the following?

picric acid

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Solution

Conversion of phenol into picric acid:

When phenol is treated with hot and conc. HNO3 in the presence of conc. H2SO4 (nitrating mixture), yellow coloured picric acid, i.e. 2,4,6-Trinitrophenol is obtained

Concept: Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers - Nomenclature
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