What Are Phenol Disinfectants? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages


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Phenols kill off microbes, such as bacteria, by:

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1. The protoplasm is equivalent to:

2. An enzyme:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of phenol disinfectants with this quiz/worksheet combination. You will be asked to explain how they kill off microbes and define terms such as protoplasm and enzyme.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will check your understanding of:

  • The function of phenols
  • How phenols kill off microbes
  • The definition of protoplasm
  • The definition of enzyme
  • The dangers of phenols

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - understand the concept of catalyzation
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about disinfectants in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define phenol, protoplasm, and enzyme
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about phenol disinfectants

Additional Learning

Learn more about phenol disinfectants in the corresponding lesson called What Are Phenol Disinfectants? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages. Objectives covered are:

  • Defining disinfectants
  • Describing phenol's mechanism of action
  • Reviewing the advantages and disadvantages of phenols