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I have heard about an acid acting as a catalyst in keto enol tatutomerism.I have yet to understand the mechanism of the reaction though.pictorial depictions are welcome.

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  • $\begingroup$ ill do it next time onwards.I am new to this site. $\endgroup$ – hybrid1999 Oct 6 '15 at 17:34
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In acid-catalysed keto-enol tautomerism, a lone pair of electrons is removed from the oxygen of carbonyl group by the acid. enter image description here

If enol is the starting compound, markovnikov's addition of $\ce{H+}$ occurs.enter image description here

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