Keto-Enol Tautomerization

Keto-Enol Tautomerization Definition:

The equilibrium that is established between an enol and a ketone in either acid-catalyzed or base-catalyzed conditions.

Keto-Enol Tautomerization Explained:

The chemical equilibrium created between keto and enol, where Ketones are usually more stable than enols. That’s because a carbon-oxygen double bond is stronger than a carbon-carbon double bond. Ketones are more acceptable because at equilibrium it has low energy making it steady.