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Using solubility behaviour only, how could you distinguish a carboxylic acid from a phenol?

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Using solubility behaviour only, how could you distinguish a carboxylic acid from a phenol?

Alcohols

Alcohols are weak acids.

Alcohols when react with Grignard reagents donate their proton because of high basicity of Grignard reagents.

Alcohols, when react with carboxylic acids, give esters.

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Carboxylic acid and phenol can be distinguished by the Sodium bicarbonate test based on the solubility.

Carboxylic acid is a weak acid but it is...

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Carboxylic acids can be found in many places, including your home. In this lesson we will look at some of the reactions that carboxylic acids can undergo and how they occur.


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