The Correct Statement Regarding A Carbonyl Compound With A Hydrogen Atom On Its Alpha Carbon, Is?

(1) a carbonyl compound with a hydrogen atom

on its alpha-carbon never equilibrates with its corresponding enol.

(2) a carbonyl compound with a hydrogen atom on its alpha-carbon rapidly equilibrates with its corresponding enol and this process is known as aldehyde-ketone equilibration.

(3) a carbonyl compound with a hydrogen atom on its alpha-carbon rapidly equilibrates with its corresponding enol and this process is known as carbonylation.

(4) A a carbonyl compound with a hydrogen atom on its alpha-carbon rapidly equilibrates its corresponding enol and this process known as keto-enol 

Answer: (2)

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