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Phenol can be distinguished from ethanol by the reaction with :


A
Na
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B
Br2/Water
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C
Neutral AlCl3
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D
1 and 2
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Solution

The correct option is B $$Br_{2}/Water$$
Phenol can discharge the red colour of $$Br_2/Water$$ while Ethanol cannot do the same.

$$C_6H_5OH+Br_2/H_2O \rightarrow 2, 4, 6-Tribromophenol$$

Hence, Option B is the correct answer.

Chemistry
NCERT
Standard XII

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