Unformatted text preview: Answer: C Phenol is a weak acid and strong base. Though the ring makes it a stronger acid then other alcohols it is still not nearly a strong acid which would make it an inherently weak base. (ie strong acid means it is a weak base and weak base means it is a strong acid). 5. What is the product of the esterification of a phenol? a. A phenyl etherate. b. A phenyl alkanoate. c. A benzyl etherate. d. A benzyl alkanoate. Answer: B...
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- pH, Weak base, inherently weak base