stereoisomerism


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ster·e·o·i·som·er·ism

 (stĕr′ē-ō-ī-sŏm′ə-rĭz′əm, stîr′-)
n.
Isomerism created by differences in the spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule.

ster′e·o·i′so·mer′ic (-ī′sə-mĕr′ĭk) adj.

stereoisomerism

(ˌstɛrɪəʊaɪˈsɒməˌrɪzəm; ˌstɪər-)
n
(Chemistry) chem isomerism caused by differences in the spatial arrangement of atoms in molecules
stereoisometric adj

ster•e•o•i•som•er•ism

(ˌstɛr i oʊ aɪˈsɒm əˌrɪz əm, ˌstɪər-)

n.
the isomerism ascribed to different relative positions of the atoms or groups of atoms in the molecules of organic compounds.
[1890–95]

stereoisomerism

Isomers of a compound which have the same formula and functional groups and differ only in the arrangements of groups in space are stereoisomers.
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35) The most common type of stereoisomerism results from so-called "chiral centers," carbon atoms bonded to four different parts, which can be either "right-handed" (R) or "left-handed" (S).
Coverage includes types and properties of polymers, determination of elements, functional groups, determination of monomer ratios in copolymers, sequencing of monomer units in polymers, and stereoisomerism and tacticity regioisomerism.