Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Question

Phenol is heated with a solution of a mixture of KBr and KBrO3.The major product obtained in the above reaction is

  • 2-Bromophenol

  • 3-Bromophenol

  • 4-Bromophenol

  • 2, 4, 6 -Tribromophenol

Answer

D.

2, 4, 6 -Tribromophenol

KBr (aq.) + KBrO3 (aq.) → Br2(aq.)

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