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hello everyone, In aieee 2011 paper, there was a question asking which of the following exhibits tautomerism..? 1.Lactic acid 2. 2-pentanone 3. 2-butene 4. phenol Now both phenol and 2-pentanone show tautomerism. many institutes solutions say only 2- pentanone and some say both 2-pentanone and phenol. whats ur opinion......??????

hello everyone,


In aieee 2011 paper, there was a question asking which of the following exhibits tautomerism..?


1.Lactic acid


2. 2-pentanone


3.  2-butene


4. phenol


 


Now both phenol and 2-pentanone show tautomerism.


many institutes solutions say only 2- pentanone and some say both 2-pentanone and phenol.


whats ur opinion......??????

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1 Answers

Ritvik Gautam
85 Points
10 years ago

The answer is only phenol. 2-pentanone will not show tautomerism due to the abscene of an alpha hydrogen atom.

 

 

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