geometric isomer


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geometric isomer

n.
A chemical compound having the same molecular formula as another but a different geometric configuration, as when atoms or groups of atoms are attached in different spatial arrangements on either side of a bond or a ring.
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In collaboration with the University of Shizuoka, the Suntory Institute for Bioorganic Research, and NARD Institute, Suntory has confirmed that the two compounds are geometric isomers with the same molecular weight (500) and molecular formula (C28H3004N8).
More familiar to chemists are geometric isomers, in which the same atoms arrange in different spatial patterns, and stereoisomers, in which atoms arrange range in different orientations around an atomic hub.

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