Stereoisomerism

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Stereoisomerism

 

a type of isomerism characterized by different spatial arrangements of atoms in a molecule with no change in the arrangement of the bonds. Two kinds of stereoisomerism are known, namely, geometric and optical.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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