Stereoisomerism



[ster-ee-oh-ahy-som-uh-riz-uh m, steer-] /ˌstɛr i oʊ aɪˈsɒm əˌrɪz əm, ˌstɪər-/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
the isomerism ascribed to different relative positions of the atoms or groups of atoms in the molecules of organic compounds.
stereoisomerism
/ˌstɛrɪəʊaɪˈsɒməˌrɪzəm; ˌstɪər-/
noun
1.
(chem) isomerism caused by differences in the spatial arrangement of atoms in molecules

stereoisomerism ster·e·o·i·som·er·ism (stěr’ē-ō-ī-sŏm’ə-rĭz’əm, stēr’-)
n.
Isomerism created by differences in the spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule.
ster’e·o·i’so·mer’ic (-ī’-sə-měr’ĭk) adj.

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