Oxidation of phenol with equation?

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Feb 8, 2018

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Well, phenol is combustible....

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#C_6H_5OH(l) + 7O_2(g) rarr 6CO_2(g) + 3H_2O(l)#

Often when you burn this you see a black residue of carbon due to incomplete combustion. And if we wanted to represent SOME incomplete combustion we could include #C(s)# and #CO(g)# as products...

#C_6H_5OH(l) + 11/2O_2(g) rarr 4CO_2(g) +CO(g) + C(s)+ 3H_2O(l)#

Of course phenol could be selectively oxidized to quinones, but here we represent complete and incomplete combustion.

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