Isomer definitions - quiz

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  • Created on: 11-09-16 12:09
Define 'structural isomer'.
They have the same molecular formula but a different structural formula.
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Define 'chain-branching isomer'.
They have the same molecular formula but a different arrangement of the carbon chain.
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Define 'positional isomer'.
They have the same structural formula and chain length, but differ in the position of their functional group.
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Define 'functional isomer'.
They have the same molecular formula but different functional groups.
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Define 'stereo isomer'.
They have the same molecular formula but a different arrangement of atoms in space.
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Define 'geometric isomer'.
They occur in alkenes only due to the restricted rotation about the double bond, caused by the pi bond.
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Define 'optical isomer'.
They have the same molecular formula but interact with plane polarised light differently.
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Define 'chain-branching isomer'.

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They have the same molecular formula but a different arrangement of the carbon chain.

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Define 'positional isomer'.

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Define 'functional isomer'.

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Define 'stereo isomer'.

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