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Explain why phenols do not undergo substitution of the -OH group like alcohols ?

$\begin{array}{1 1} \text{(a) It is due to the partial double bond character between the oxygen of benzene and the phenol ring, it is difficult to remove it for nucleophilic substitution reaction.} \\ \text{(b) It is due to the partial double bond character between the oxygen of -OH and the phenol ring, it is difficult to remove it for nucleophilic substitution reaction.} \\ \text{(c) It is due to the partial double bond character between the oxygen of -OH and the phenol ring, it is difficult to remove it for Electrophilic addition reaction} \\ \text{(d) None of the above} \end{array} $

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The C-O bond in phenols has some double bond character due to resonance and hence cannot be easily cleaved by nucleophile.
In contrast the C-O bond in alcohol is a pure single bond and hence be easily cleved by nucleophile
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