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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Isomerism created by differences in the spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule.

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  • noun chemistry A form of isomerism in which atoms are arranged differently about a chiral centre (or centre of asymmetry); they exhibit optical activity; in a molecule with a single chiral centre the two isomers (enantiomers) are mirror images of each other; in a molecule with multiple chiral centres the isomers (diastereoisomers) are not normally mirror images.


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