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stereo-chemistry

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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That branch of the science of chemistry which is devoted to the study of substances which agree in the nature, number, and order of attachment of the atoms constituting the molecule, but are believed to differ in the relative position of these atoms in space, as assumed by a hypothesis put forward by Van't Hoff and Le Bel; that branch of chemistry which deals with the relative arrangement in space of the atoms or groups constituting a molecule.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) Chemistry considered with reference to the space relations of atoms.

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