I also thought of that as such like in phenols nahco3 don't react . but answer is given it takes place. Any reason ? As such in question it was given like i and ii (H3o+)
Lets see what @Viraam_Rao has to say
I agree with you bro.
See this question :
This is probably a wrong answer given i feel I have seen it somewhere in aits
In the solution they have done sth like RT but that's not probably right here
Thx bro for confirming