Pyridine

Tautomerism of 4-Hydroxy Pyridine

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4-hydroxy pyridine undergoes tautomerism to give pyridone (a carbonyl compound). Pyridones are still aromatic as the lone pair of electrons on nitrogen can be delocalised into the ring.

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