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Is phenolphthalein the same or at all similar to phenol red?
Question Date: 2012-01-09
Answer 1:

Phenolphthalein and phenol red are not the same, but they are very similar. I would recommend you take a look at the Wikipedia pages for these chemicals to see how they are different. Here is the webpage for phenolphthalein:


And here is the webpage for phenol red:

phenol red
I hope that helps!

Answer 2:

Phenolpthalein is very similar to phenol red. In fact, most of the molecule is identical, except for a small group that dangles off the side of the main structure. Even the reasons for the colour changes with pH are the same.

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