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Phenol on treatment with diethyl sulphate in presence of N a O H spacegives

  1. Phenetole
  2. Anisole
  3. Diphenyl ether
  4. Diethyl ether

The correct answer is: Phenetole


    Diethyl sulphate in the presence of NaOH acts as alkylating agent, it causes alkylation of phenol to give ethyl phenyl ether which is also called phenetole.C subscript 6 H subscript 5 O H plus N a O H rightwards arrow C subscript 6 H subscript 5 O to the power of minus N a to the power of plus plus H subscript 2 O 

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