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Tautomerism

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  • Existence of tautomers is known as tautomerism.

    eg:

     

     

    Most tautomerisms lie by far in one direction, indicating that tautomers are very different in stability.  For instance, in the above system only about 6 x 10 ¯5 % is 2, indicating 1 is much more stable than 2.

    see tautomerization, keto-enol tautomerism