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ISBN: 9781305081079
Textbook Problem

The generalized formula for a phenol is

  1. a. R−OH
  2. b. Ar−OH
  3. c. R2−OH
  4. d. no correct response

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The generalized formula for phenol has to be identified from the given options.

Concept Introduction:

Phenol is an aromatic compound.  This contains a hydroxyl group that is attached to a aromatic carbon ring system.  General formula of phenols is ArOH, where “Ar” represents aryl group.

Explanation

Reason for correct option:

Phenol is a compound that contains a hydroxyl group attached to an aryl group.  Aryl group is represented as “Ar”.  Therefore, the general formula for phenol is ArOH.  Hence, the correct option is option (b).

Reason for incorrect option:

Option (a) tells that the general formula for a phenol is ROH

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