structural isomerism

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structural isomerism (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry) a form of isomerism in which the same atoms are arranged in different orders; either having the same or different functional groups
  • same functional group
    • n-butanol - CH3(CH2)3OH
    • 2-methyl-propanol - (CH3)2CHCH2OH
  • different functional groups
    • ethanol - CH3CH2OH
    • di-methyl-ether - CH3OCH3

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