Q. 14

Treatment of compound with NaOH solution yields
A. Phenol

B. Sodium phenoxide

C. Sodium benzoate

D. Benzophenone

Answer :

The hydrolysis of phenyl benzoate gives sodium phenoxide and sodium benzoate in the presence of strong base NaOH.

The intermediate product is phenol and sodium benzoate but due to the acidic character of phenol and presence of NaOH base, the reaction gives final product sodium benzoate and sodium phenoxide.

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