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In the reaction of phenol with `CHCl_(3)` and aqueous `NaOH` at `70^(@)C` (343K), the electrophile attacking the ring is :
A. `CHCl_(3)`
B. `CHCl_(2)`
C. `:C Cl_(2)`
D. `COCl_(2)`

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Correct Answer - C
See mechanism of Reimer Tiemann reaction.

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