why do phenols not give the protonation reaction readily ? explain with reaction

Asked by yash.bisht9910 | 17th Jun, 2015, 01:11: PM

Expert Answer:

The lone pair on oxygen of O-H in phenol is being shared with benzene ring through resonance. Thus, lone pair is not fully present on oxygen and hence phenols do not undergo protonation reactions.

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 17th Jun, 2015, 05:03: PM