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Reactions of Alkynes

Reactions of Aldehydes and Ketones

As with an alkene, hydration of an alkyne produces an alcohol, but here the hydroxyl group is bound to a carbon-carbon double bond. This type of alcohol is called an enol. Enols rapidly interconvert with aldehydes or ketones through the process of keto-enol tautomerism. Keto-enol tautomerism is crucially important to the chemistry of aldehydes and ketones.

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