give chemical test to distinguish :
1.phenol to benzyl alcohol
2.butan-2-ol and 2methyl propane 2 ol

Asked by vasturushi | 17th Jun, 2017, 10:56: PM

Expert Answer:

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Solution for your first query:
 
Ferric chloride test:
Phenol gives violet colour with neutral FeCl3 solution whereas benzyl alcohol does not react with FeCl3 solution.

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Answered by Prachi Sawant | 18th Jun, 2017, 08:24: PM

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