Why in case of Phenol OH bond is weaker than OH bond of Ethanol ?

Asked by mayuresh1031 | 29th Jul, 2015, 10:14: PM

Expert Answer:

In case of phenol, the H+ ion is lost easily because the phenoxide ion formed after the loss of H+ ion, is stable compared to the alkoxide ion formed after the loss of H+ ion.
Thus, in case of phenol, H+ ion is lst easily than ethanol.
Hence, OH bond in phenol is weaker than ethanol.

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 30th Jul, 2015, 10:47: AM