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Which of the following compounds decomposes NaHCO3 solution?


A

Phenol

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B

2- nitrophenol

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C

Methoxy phenol

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D

2, 4, 6 - trinitro phenol

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Solution

The correct option is D

2, 4, 6 - trinitro phenol


Due to the presence of three powerful electron withdrawing -NO2 group, 2, 4. 6-trinitrophenol is almost as acidic as carboxylic acids and hence decomposes NaHCO3 evolving CO2 gas.


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