keto–enol tautomerism

noun ke·to–enol tautomerism \ˈkētō+...-\

Definition of keto–enol tautomerism

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

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Origin and Etymology of keto–enol tautomerism

ket- + enol

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