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

  • Option 1)

    2-bromophenol

  • Option 2)

    3-bromophenol

  • Option 3)

    4-bromophenol

  • Option 4)

    2, 4, 6-tribromophenol

 

Answers (1)

As we learnt in

Halogenation when Heated with bromine water -

While precipitate of  2, 4, 6 - tribromophenol is formed.

- wherein

 

 The major product formed is 2,4,6 -tribromophenol

tribromophenol


Option 1)

2-bromophenol

This option is incorrect

Option 2)

3-bromophenol

This option is incorrect

Option 3)

4-bromophenol

This option is incorrect

Option 4)

2, 4, 6-tribromophenol

This option is correct

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