Isomerism

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Isomerism
Compounds with the same molecular formula but different arrangement of atoms in space.
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Structural Isomerism
The same molecular formula but the structural formula is different.
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Positional Isomerism
The molecular formula and the functional group are the same, but the arrangement of the carbon atoms is different.
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Chain Isomerism
The molecular formula and the functional group are the same, but the arrangement of the carbon atoms is different.
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Functional Group Isomerism
The molecular formula is the same, but the functional group is different.
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Stereoisomerism
The same molecular and structural formula, but different orientation of bonds in space.
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Geometrical Isomerism
The molecular formula, and the structural formula are the same, but the displayed formula is different – E/Z isomerism.
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Optical Isomerism
Contains an asymmetric carbon so have no plane of symmetry. Isomers are non-superimposable on each other.
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The same molecular formula but the structural formula is different.

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Structural Isomerism

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The molecular formula and the functional group are the same, but the arrangement of the carbon atoms is different.

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Card 4

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The molecular formula and the functional group are the same, but the arrangement of the carbon atoms is different.

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Card 5

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The molecular formula is the same, but the functional group is different.

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