. Determine the Physical Properties of Phenol

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Physical Properties of Phenoal

i. Phenol is a colorless, toxic, corrosive, needle shaped solid.

ii. Phenol soon liquifies due to high hygroscopic nature.

iii. Phenol is less soluble in water, but readily soluble in organic solvents.

iv. Simplest phenols, because of hydrogen bonding have quite high boiling points.

v. o-nitrophenol is, steam volatile and also is less soluble in water because of intramolecular hydrogen bonding.


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