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.

Answer and Explanation:

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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