What is a phenoxide ion?
A phenoxide ion is the conjugate base of phenol. It looks like:
According to the Bronsted-Lowry theory of acids and bases, an acid is a molecule that donates
Taking the example of
Phenoxide is a conjugate base, which means it is formed from an acid that has given up its hydrogen. This acid is a phenol molecule, which is a benzene ring with a hydroxyl group. The hydrogen of the hydroxyl leaves, and an
'Phenyl' is simply another systematic name for benzene, a ring of