Isomersism

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In structural isomerism the molecules have the same molecular formula but different structural formula, an example would be two molecules of the same molecular formula but with different lengths of their [[Carbon|carbon]] back bone. Functional isomerism is where the molecules possess different functional groups but have the same molecular formula. And [[Stereoisomer|stereo isomers]] have the same molecular formula but different arrangements in space.
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In structural isomerism, the molecules have the same molecular formula but different structural formula, an example would be two molecules of the same molecular formula but with different lengths of their [[Carbon|carbon]] backbone. Functional isomerism is where the molecules possess different functional groups but have the same molecular formula. And [[Stereoisomer|stereo isomers]] have the same molecular formula but different arrangements in space.

Latest revision as of 19:57, 23 November 2017

Isomers are molecules with the same molecular formula but different structural formula. There are three types of isomerism, namely:

  1. Structural
  2. Functional
  3. Stereoisomerism.

In structural isomerism, the molecules have the same molecular formula but different structural formula, an example would be two molecules of the same molecular formula but with different lengths of their carbon backbone. Functional isomerism is where the molecules possess different functional groups but have the same molecular formula. And stereo isomers have the same molecular formula but different arrangements in space.

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