keto-enol tautomerism

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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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