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Which of the following reagents may be used to distinguish between phenol and benzoic acid? a. Aqueous NaOH b. Tollen’s reagent c. Molisch reagent d. Neutral FeCI base e

Which of the following reagents may be used to distinguish between phenol and benzoic acid?
a. Aqueous NaOH
b. Tollen’s reagent
c. Molisch reagent
d. Neutral FeCI base e

Grade:12th pass

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Kevin Nash
askIITians Faculty 332 Points
8 years ago

(d) Phenol gives a violet colour with neutral ferric chloride solution whereas benzoic acid does not give this test.

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