State the general uses of phenol.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 7th Jun, 2016, 03:17: PM

Expert Answer:

(i)As an antiseptic and disinfectant  in soaps and lotions.

(ii) In the manufacture of drugs like aspirin, salol, salicyclic acid, phenacetin etc.

(iii)In the manufacture of bakelite which is used in the manufacture of electrical goods like switches, plugs etc.

(iv) In the manufacture of picric acid used in making explosives and dyeing silk and wool.

(v) In the manufacture of azo dyes.

(vi)As a preservative for ink.

Answered by  | 7th Jun, 2016, 05:17: PM