Problem: Which of the following compounds has the most stable enol tautomer? a)b)c)d)e) 

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Stability of enols: depends on hydrogen bonding, conjugation, and hyperconjugation (by alkyl groups)


Drawing the enol tautomer of each:

a) 

Factors: No hyperconjugation present (unsubstituted enol)

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Which of the following compounds has the most stable enol tautomer? 

a)

b)

c)

d)

e) 

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