Enol meaning

ēnôl, ēnōl
An organic compound containing a hydroxyl group bonded to a carbon atom, which in turn is doubly bonded to another carbon atom.
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The form of a tautomeric compound containing the group C:C(OH)
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(organic chemistry) An organic compound containing a hydroxyl group bonded to a carbon atom, which is doubly bonded to another carbon atom.
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Origin of enol

  • From –en(e) –ol

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition