alkene with hydroxyl group on one of the carbon atoms of the
Common clues: Organic
compound; Carbon compound; Chemical compound; Hydroxyl compound;
Certain alkene; Chemical ending or compound; Ascorbic acid, for
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C is a sugar acid containing an enol bond.
(or, more officially, but less commonly: alkenol) is an alkene
with hydroxyl group on one of the carbon atoms of the double bond.
Enols 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 hydroxyl group).
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