keto-enol tautomerism

noun
ke·​to-enol tautomerism | \ ˈkētō+...- \

Definition of keto-enol tautomerism

: tautomerism in which the keto and enol forms of a compound (as ethyl acetoacetate) are in equilibrium

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“Keto-enol tautomerism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keto-enol%20tautomerism. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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