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geometric isomer


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chemical compound having the same molecular formula as another but a different geometric configuration, as when atoms or groups of atoms are attached in different spatial arrangements on either side of a bond or a ring.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. either the cis- or trans- isomer of a compound that exhibits geometric isomerism


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