Does phenol shows tautomerism......????????? Reply soon. Thank you

Does phenol shows tautomerism......?????????

Reply soon.

Thank you


7 Answers

207 Points
12 years ago

yes it does...


see the image which is attached


or this page

Sanjeev Malik IIT BHU
101 Points
12 years ago

yes, definately it shows tautomerism.

Ritvik Gautam
85 Points
12 years ago

Since there is a presence of an α hydrogen atom, hence phenol shows tautomerism.

abhi cool
20 Points
12 years ago


but In AIEEE 2011, it has been given that phenol does not shows tautomerism.

Please refer Q no 19(set P)

Answer by many coaching instiitutes says it does'nt.

There are two correct options.


Atul Saswat
30 Points
6 years ago
No it wont .
Though it is very easy to draw it out , it does not necessarily mean it happens practically.
The above link explains it fully 
Bottomline: loss of aromaticity makes it impractical. 
13 Points
6 years ago
It shows tautomerism but the equilibrium between keto form and enol((phenol here)) remains mainly towards phenol side
3007 Points
6 years ago
Yes phenol show tautomerism draw the keto form of phenol then you can easily so it has alpha hydrogen.Please if you like answer then approve answer

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