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Nitroso Group

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  • The following group in an organic molecule is called the nitroso group.






    The nitrosyl group is stable only if there are no alpha hydrogens to it.  Thus, 1 is unstable, and 2 and 3 are stable.  1 exists mostly as the tautomer (4), which is an oxime.



    see also nitrosyl cation