Tautomerism



noun, Chemistry.
1.
the ability of certain organic compounds to react in isomeric structures that differ from each other in the position of a hydrogen atom and a double bond.
noun
1.
the ability of certain chemical compounds to exist as a mixture of two interconvertible isomers in equilibrium See also keto-enol tautomerism

tautomerism tau·tom·er·ism (tô-tŏm’ə-rĭz’əm)
n.
Chemical isomerism in which the isomeric forms differ little, usually only in the position of a hydrogen atom, and are able to exist in equilibrium and react with each other.
tau’to·mer’ic (tô’tə-měr’ĭk) adj.

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