What is Stereoisomerism?

Viewing 1 reply thread
  • Author
    Posts
    • #4164
      AvatarLisa
      Participant

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

    • #4175
      Aditya SardanaAditya Sardana
      Keymaster

      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?

Viewing 1 reply thread
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.