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Phenol Definition


This is the chemical structure of phenol.

This is the chemical structure of phenol.

Todd Helmenstine

Definition: Phenol is an organic compound where one hydrogen attached to a benzene ring is replaced with a hydroxyl group.

Phenol has the chemical formula C6H5OH.

In general, the term phenol is used to describe any six-member aromatic compound attached to a hydroxyl group.

Also Known As: Phenol molecule is also known as carbolic acid, benzenol, hydroxybenzene and phenic acid.

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