Constitutional v Geometric

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Dianna Grigorian 1C
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Constitutional v Geometric

Postby Dianna Grigorian 1C » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:37 pm

What is the difference between geometric isomers and constitutional isomers?

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Re: Constitutional v Geometric

Postby ntruong2H » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:15 am

Dianna Grigorian 1C wrote:What is the difference between geometric isomers and constitutional isomers?


I believe geometric isomers only occur when there are double bonds. So cis and trans forms of the same molecule are geometric isomers.

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Re: Constitutional v Geometric

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:25 am

Constitutional isomers possess the same chemical formula but different connectivity between atoms.
Geometric isomers possess the same chemical formula and the same connectivity between atoms but different spatial arrangement (cis vs. trans).


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