What is Phenol? - Structure & Uses


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What is the best way to describe the compound phenol?

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1. Phenol is often termed benzenol and what other common organic chemical name?

2. In relation to phenol's physical properties, the alcohol group in phenol serves which of the following purposes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will test you on the structures and uses of phenol. Quiz topics include the best way to describe the compound phenol and phenol's physical properties.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know this information:

  • The other organic chemical name for phenol
  • What happens when hydrogen bonds to phenol
  • Which over-the-counter products contain phenol

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about phenol
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding products containing phenol and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the scientific properties of phenol

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, review the lesson called What is Phenol? - Structure & Uses. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the health implications of being exposed to phenol
  • Read more about phenol properties
  • Gain a better understanding of the structure of phenol by studying the diagrams in the lesson