Would phenol be soluble in cyclohexane?

1 Answer
Nov 23, 2016

Answer:

My guess would be yes.

Explanation:

#C_6H_5OH#, #"phenyl alcohol"# is moderately soluble in water; its solubility in cyclohexane would be on the basis of the miscibility of the carbocyclic ring in the hydrocarbyl solvent.

I hope you have the opportunity to test these propositions. That is get a small volume of phenol, and add a small volume of cyclohexane. Why think when you can experiment?