Phenol: Preparation & Reactions


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Which of the following terms best accounts for the acidity of phenol?

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1. Which of the following reagents would you use to deprotonate phenol?

2. When phenol undergoes electrophilic aromatic substitution, the products are substituted at which positions on the aromatic ring?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these questions to make sure you know the characteristics of phenol. You will need to explain how it can be created and several ways it reacts with other materials.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet set you'll measure your understanding of:

  • The reaction conditions used to brominate phenol
  • Reagents you can use to deprotonate phenol
  • The different ways phenol can be made

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what chemical processes can be used to make phenol
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the acidity in phenol in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the positions on the aromatic ring at which products are substituted during electrophilic aromatic substitution

Additional Learning

For a better understanding of the characteristics of this chemical, read the lesson titled Phenol: Preparation & Reactions. It covers topics like:

  • The chemical formula of phenol
  • Common uses for phenol
  • The amount of phenol produced every year