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    The compound C6H5OH is a phelol, and C6H13OH is a straight chain alcohol.
    State if they will react with i) Potassium hydroxide & ii) acetic acid
    Give the equations for the reactions.

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    Phenol is a weak acid. The hydrogen on the alcoholic group on the benzene ring is slightly acidic and will deprotonate rather easily. The remaining negative charge on the oxygen will delocalize throughout the ...

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    This solution is provided in 153 words. It discusses how certain compounds will react and what that reaction would look like.