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# Give simple chemical tests to distinguish between the following pairs of compounds. (iii) Phenol and Benzoic acid

Q 12.13     Give simple chemical tests to distinguish between the following pairs of compounds.

(iii)     Phenol and Benzoic acid

Phenol gives ferric chloride test ($FeCl_{3}$) , on reaction with ferric chloride phenol gives violet coloured solution but benzoic acid does not.