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# Phenol undergoes electrophilic substitution more easily than benzene because :

A
OH group exhibits +M effect and hence increases the electron density on the o- and p-positions.
B
oxocation is more stable than the carbocation.
C
both (a) and (b)
D
OH group exhibits acidic character

Solution

## The correct option is C both $$(a)$$ and $$(b)$$High stability of oxonium ion (oxocation) is because here every atom (except $$H$$) has a complete octet of electrons, while in carbocations, carbon bearing positive charge is having six electrons.Chemistry

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