Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Question

Give simple chemical tests to distinguish between the following pairs of
compounds :
Ethanol and Phenol

Answer

Ethanol gives Iodoform test but phenol does not.
stack CH subscript 3 CH subscript 2 OH space with Ethanol below plus space 4 NaOI space rightwards arrow with space on top stack CHI subscript 3 space with Iodoform space left parenthesis yellow space ppt. right parenthesis below plus HCOONa space plus space NaI space plus straight H subscript 2 straight O space plus 2 NaOH

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