2nd October 2019


Which is more stable keto or enol?

In most keto-enol tautomerisms, the equilibrium lies by far toward the keto form, indicating that the keto form is usually much more stable than the enol form, which can be attributed to the feet that a carbon-oxygen double bond is significantly stronger than a carbon-carbon double bond.

Also asked, what is the difference between an enol and an Enolate?

When comparing the two electrostatic potentials note the increased electron density on both the O (it's more red) and the C (less blue) in the enolate compared to the ketone. In general enols are unstable compounds and they are in an equilibrium with a more favourable carbonyl group.

What is an enolate intermediate?

Enols, or more formally, alkenols, are a type of reactive structure or intermediate in organic chemistry that is represented as an alkene (olefin) with a hydroxyl group attached to one end of the alkene double bond.
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