What is tautomerism ?

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What is tautomerism ?
« on: 26/03/2009 07:09:57 »
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What is tautomerism ?
« Reply #1 on: 26/03/2009 12:10:07 »
Tautomerism is an equilibrium between two forms of the same molecule. For example:

Keto-Enol Tautomerism, which involves a Ketone interconverting into its enol (Alkene with Alcohol: ene + ol) form readily.

Wikipedia also has a decent set of examples with explanations here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tautomer [nofollow]

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What is tautomerism ?
« Reply #2 on: 26/03/2009 12:20:26 »
Uhh ok now i got you....