Stereochemistry



[ster-ee-oh-kem-uh-stree, steer-] /ˌstɛr i oʊˈkɛm ə stri, ˌstɪər-/
noun
1.
the branch of chemistry that deals with the determination of the relative positions in space of the atoms or groups of atoms in a compound and with the effects of these positions on the properties of the compound.
stereochemistry
/ˌstɛrɪəʊˈkɛmɪstrɪ; ˌstɪər-/
noun
1.
the study of the spatial arrangement of atoms in molecules and the effect of spatial arrangement on chemical properties

stereochemistry ster·e·o·chem·is·try (stěr’ē-ō-kěm’ĭ-strē, stēr’-)
n.
The branch of chemistry that deals with the spacial arrangement of atoms in molecules and the effects such arrangements have on the chemical and physical properties of the molecules, especially where asymmetric centers of substitution lead to optical rotation.
ster’e·o·chem’i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
stereochemistry
(stěr’ē-ō-kěm’ĭ-strē)
The branch of chemistry that deals with the spatial arrangements of atoms in molecules and with the chemical and physical effects of these arrangements.

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