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Other names for phenol are carbolic acid, benzenol, phenylic acid, hydroxybenzene and phenic acid.

Other names for phenol include carbolic acid, benzenol, phenylic acid, hydroxybenzene and phenic acid.

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The molecular formula for phenol or carbolic acid is C6H5OH. Sometimes the term 'phenol' is applied to any compound that contains a six-membered aromatic ring bonded directly to a hydroxyl group (-OH).

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