Keto-enol tautomerism

by James

Description: Ketones and other carbonyl compounds containing a hydrogen adjacent to the carbonyl are in equilibrium with a constitutional isomer called an enol.
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Annabelle June 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Hi! i read through your notes for keto-enol-tautomerism. I just have a questions, why is 2,4-pentandione is more favourable as an enol? is it because of the conjugation? could you please explain to me why? Thank you.


james June 15, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Two reasons! 1) if one ketone is present as an enol, then it can participate in a hydrogen bond with the other ketone carbonyl, which is a favorable interaction. And yes 2) it is also conjugated, so that has an impact as well.


rajasekhar August 11, 2012 at 6:50 am

which conditions are suitable for amide tautomerism …………..for proton abstraction


Reid Osborn September 21, 2013 at 8:34 pm

The Video Walkthrough is down.


James Ashenhurst September 22, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Thanks, I need to fix this.


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