how to convert benzene into phenol

Asked by Shïväm Sáîñī | 8th Nov, 2013, 12:14: AM

Expert Answer:

Benzene is sulphonated with oleum and benzene sulphonic acid formed is converted to sodium phenoxide by heating with molten sodium hydroxide. This on acidification gives phenol.

Answered by  | 8th Nov, 2013, 04:49: PM

Queries asked on Sunday & after 7pm from Monday to Saturday will be answered after 12pm the next working day.