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Unformatted text preview: α-Carbon 2 Keto and Enol Tautomers (23.2) • We first encountered keto-enol tautomerization in Chapter 11: aldehyde Keto and Enol Tautomers (23.2) • Keto form tends to dominate at equilibrium because of greater stability • This is because C=O bonds are stronger than C=C bonds Keto and Enol Tautomers (23.2) • In some compounds, such as β-diketones, the enol form dominates Enolates (23.3) • Formed when a base removes an α-proton from a carbonyl compound...
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- Spring '11
- Organic chemistry, Carbonyl, Aldehyde, Keto-enol tautomerism, Enol, KETO, Enol tautomers