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2: Isomers

This organic chemistry set covers differentiating features, properties, and influencing factors of the different types of isomers
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Chemical Properties
Characteristics of compounds that change chemical composition during a reaction; determines how a molecule will react with other molecules.
Configurational Isomers
Isomers that can only interconvert by breaking bonds; include enantiomers, diastereomers, and /cis-trans/ isomers.
Conformational Isomers
Stereoisomers that differ by rotation about one or more single bonds, usually represented using Newman projections.
Constitutional Isomers
Molecules that have the same molecular formulas but different connectivity; also called structural isomers.
Diastereomers
Stereoisomers that are not mirror images of each other. Diastereomers differ in their configurations at least one chiral center and share the same configuration at least one chiral center. They have the same chemical properties but different physical properties.
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