prototropy

noun

pro·​tot·​ro·​py prō-ˈtä-trə-pē How to pronounce prototropy (audio)
plural prototropies
: tautomerism involving the migration of a proton especially to a location three atoms distant in an organic molecule compare anionotropy, cationotropy
prototropic adjective

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“Prototropy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/prototropy. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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