Question #3fd4a

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Mar 16, 2015

Phenol and resorcinol are both resistant to mild oxidation.

Hydroquinone can under go mild oxidation by ammoniacal silver nitrate or "Tollen's Reagent".

Tollen's Reagent is a solution of diammine siver(I) ions:


They can be regarded as #Ag_((aq))^(+)#

Phenol is :

Resorcinol is 1, 3 dihydroxybenzene:

Hydroquinone is 1, 4 dihydroxybenzene:

This will undergo mild oxidation to benzoquinone:

In doing so silver(I) ions are reduced to metallic silver giving the characteristic "silver mirror".



Espero que esto sea lo que pedían .