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Phenol is heated with a solution of mixture of KBr and KBrO3. The major  product obtained in the above reaction is:


  1. 2,4,6-tribromophenol

  2. 4-bromophenol

  3. 2-bromophenol

  4. 3-bromophenol


Solution

The correct option is A

2,4,6-tribromophenol


Br2 is formed by a redox reaction:

-OH group is the activating group and substitution takes place at ortho-para position giving 2,4,6-Tribromophenol.

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