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

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


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7 Answers

Jaya IITK
207 Points
10 years ago

yes it does...

 

see the image which is attached

 

or this page

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Phenol_tautomers.png

Sanjeev Malik IIT BHU
101 Points
10 years ago

yes, definately it shows tautomerism.

Ritvik Gautam
85 Points
10 years ago

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

abhi cool
20 Points
10 years ago

yes.

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
4 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. 
Siddharth
13 Points
4 years ago
It shows tautomerism but the equilibrium between keto form and enol((phenol here)) remains mainly towards phenol side
Khimraj
3007 Points
4 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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