alkene with hydroxyl group on one of the carbon atoms of the
compound; Carbon compound; Chemical compound; Hydroxyl compound;
Certain alkene; Chemical ending or compound; Ascorbic acid, for
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(or, more officially, but less commonly: alkenol) is an alkene
with hydroxyl group on one of the carbon atoms of the double
and carbonyl compounds (such as ketones and aldehydes) are in
fact isomers; this is called keto-enol tautomerism:
enol form is shown on the left. It is usually unstable, does not
survive long and changes into the keto (ketone) form, shown on
The words enol and
alkenol are combinations of the words alkene (or just en(e), the
suffix given to alkenes) and alcohol (which represents the enol's
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