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Isomerism

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What is an isomer?
A compound with the same molecular formula but the atoms are arranged differently
What are the two types of isomerism?
Structural and stereo
What are structural isomers?
Atoms are connected in different ways
What are the three types of structural isomers?
Chain, positional, and functional group
What is a chain isomer?
A different arrangement of the hydrocarbon chain
What is a positional isomer?
Same functional groups attached to the main chain at different points
What is a functional group isomer?
Same atoms arranged into different functional groups
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