What is Stereoisomerism?

This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Aditya Sardana Aditya Sardana 4 years, 1 month ago.

  • Author
  • #4164

    What is stereoisomerism? Define stereoisomerism. Give the definition of stereoisomerism. What are stereoisomers?

  • #4175
    Aditya Sardana
    Aditya Sardana

    Stereoisomerism is a type of isomerism that is exhibited by the compounds having the same structure but different spatial arrangements, that is, different configurations. Such isomers are known as stereoisomers. Configuration is defined as the spatial arrangement of atoms and groups in a molecule. There are two types of stereoisomerism, viz. – optical isomerism and geometrical isomerism (geometric isomerism or cis-trans isomerism).

    Related Posts

    What is Geometrical Isomerism?

    What are Trans Fats?

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.