structural isomerism

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structural isomerism (usually uncountable, plural structural isomerisms)

  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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