Assertion: `C_(2)H_(5)OH` is a weaker base than phenol but is a stronger nucleophile than phenol. (1)
Reason: In phenol the lone pair of electrons on oxygen is withdrawn towards the ring due to resonance.
A. Both assertion and reason are correct statements, and reason is the correct explanation of the assertion
B. Both assertion and reason are correct statements, but reason is not the correct explanation of the assertion
C. Assertion is correct, but reason is wrong statement.
D. Assertion is wrong, but reason is correct statement.