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Why is the enolic group acidic whereas the hydroxyl group is neutral?

Why is the enolic group acidic whereas the hydroxyl group is neutral?

Grade:12

2 Answers

ashish kumar
17 Points
12 years ago

 

Dear Sumit,

The negative charge on Oxygen in the corresponding base of enol is resonance stablized with -C=C- in conjugation unlike the hydroxyl group. So enolic group is acidic while the hydeoxyl group is neutral.

Thank you.

sumit kumar
33 Points
12 years ago

Plz explain with diagram sir

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