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Homework Help: Phenol + fecl3

  1. Nov 12, 2008 #1
    in identification of phenol with fecl3 if we add an acid (e.g:HCl) color of complex will disappear >why?
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  3. Dec 2, 2008 #2
    moving to chemistry forum
  4. Dec 2, 2008 #3


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    What is a ligand?
  5. Dec 3, 2008 #4


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    C6H5OH + FeCl3 <------> C6H5OFeCl2 (charge transfer complex) + HCl
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