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OH GROUP ON BENZENE RING IS CALLED HYDROXY BENZENE OR BENZENOL? PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW CAN IT BE CALLED HYDROXY BENZENE....

OH GROUP ON BENZENE RING IS CALLED HYDROXY BENZENE OR BENZENOL?
 
PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW CAN IT BE CALLED HYDROXY BENZENE....

Grade:12

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BHARATH
39 Points
6 years ago
OH GROUP ON BENZENE IS CCALLED AS BENZENOL BECAUSE IT IS THE SECONDARY SUFFIX TO IT .
WE USE HYDROXY BENZENE ONLY WHEN EVER THERE EXISTS ANOTHER GROUP WHICH IS MAJOR TO IT.

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