Phenol + FeCl3help

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phenol + FeCl3..help!!

:confused: :confused: please help me.... :frown:
phenol gives a violet coloration when we add FeCl3, but will 4-methylphenol gives a violet coloration?!? :confused:
n is it possible to distinguish 4-methylbenzoic acid from 4-methylphenol by adding FeCl3??? :confused:
sorry for my poor english :tongue:
 
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The test is fairly specific for phenols, thus I'm thinking that the methyl phenol will also test positive; not all phenols test positive however. Yes, this test will distinguish between phenols and acids.

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thx a lot.... :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
 

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