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Why do phenols give deep coloration with neutral ferric chloride? - Chemistry

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Why do phenols give deep coloration with neutral ferric chloride?

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Phenols give deep coloration with neutral ferric chloride due to the formation of ferric phenoxide.

Concept: Classification 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
Very Short Answer Questions | Q 1
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