Stereoisomer

Science / Chemistry / Stereoisomer: Molecules with the same atoms and bond structure, but different three dimensional arrangements of atoms. For example, the CH3 groups in CH3CH=CHCH3 can be placed on the same side of the double bond in one stereoisomer and on opposite sides in another.

Amphi

Science / Chemistry / Amphi: A prefix used to name certain members of a series of geometric isomers or stereoisomers. MORE

Diastereomer

Science / Chemistry / Diastereomer: Stereoisomers which are not mirror images of each other. Diastereomers are chemically similar but distinguishable; they have different melting points and boiling points and they react at different rat MORE

Stereochemistry

Science / Chemistry / Stereochemistry: Stereochemistry is the study of how the properties of a compound are affected by the spatial positions of groups within its molecules. Stereochemistry is also concerned with determining the structure MORE

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