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Organic Chemistry

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The reaction of phenol with Br2 / H2O can lead to all the following products in relatively significant quantities, except:

A Ortho-Bromophenol
B Meta-Bromophenol
C 2,4,6-Tribromophenol
D All the above are formed in significant amounts
Ans. B Phenol has the hydroxyl group which is an ortho/para activator. So the substitutions are more likely to be in the ortho and para positions of the ring.