- an organic compound containing a hydroxyl group attached to a doubly linked carbon atom, as in >C=C(OH)−.
Origin of enol
1935–40; apparently < Greek (h)én one (neuter) + -ol1
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- any organic compound containing the group -CH:CO-, often existing in chemical equilibrium with the corresponding keto formSee keto-enol tautomerism
Word Origin for enol
C19: from -ene + -ol 1
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- An organic compound containing a hydroxyl group bonded to a carbon atom that in turn forms a double bond with another carbon atom.
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