<chemistry> The atomic arrangement -C(OH)==C(OH)-produced by proton migration from the CH of a -CHOH group that is attached to a -CO-group to the oxygen of the -CO-group (usually induced by alkali), giving rise to doubly bonded carbon atoms (the -ene group), each bearing a -CHOH group (a diol); a special case of enolization.

(05 Mar 2000)

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