Definition of Isomerism

1. Noun. The state of being an isomer; the complex of chemical and physical phenomena characteristic of isomers.

Generic synonyms: State



Definition of Isomerism

1. n. The state, quality, or relation, of two or more isomeric substances.

Definition of Isomerism

1. Noun. (chemistry) the phenomenon of the existence of isomers - the existence of different substances with the same molecular formulae ¹

2. Noun. (chemistry) the interconversion of isomers ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Isomerism

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Medical Definition of Isomerism

1. A condition in which several chemical compounds have the same molecular formula (have the same number and type of atoms) but, because those atomsare arranged differently in each, they all have different chemical properties. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Isomerism

isomerase
isomerases
isomerate
isomerates
isomere
isomeres
isomeric
isomeric function
isomeric transition
isomerically
isomeride
isomerides
isomerisation
isomerisations
isomerise
isomerism (current term)
isomerisms
isomerization
isomerizations
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isomerohydrolase
isomeromorphism
isomerous
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isomertieite
isomethadone
isometheptene

Literary usage of Isomerism

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1. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1906)
"The Absence of isomerism, in substituted Ammonium Compounds. ... the 0 iodide in the hope of gaining further knowledge as to the nature of the isomerism. ..."

2. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by August Bernthsen (1891)
"325) in the second, the so-called " mixed isomerism " is the result, ... When the side chains are isomerie, one speaks of ' ' side chain isomerism," eg ..."

3. A History of Chemistry from Earliest Times to the Present Day Being Also an by Ernst von Meyer (1906)
"The general designation isomerism has since then been retained. Berzelius soon saw himself necessitated to define more strictly the meaning to be attached ..."

4. Organic Chemistry for Advanced Students by Julius Berend Cohen (1918)
"Thus the principle of isomerism became an established fact in organic chemistry, ... isomerism of the Paraffins. One case of isomerism long and strenuously ..."

5. Outlines of Theoretical Chemistry by Lothar Meyer, Peter Phillips Bedson, William Carleton Williams (1899)
"This class of isomerism may be termed ' isomerism of aggregation.' § 54. Physical isomerism of the Molecules.—There are also cases of physical isomerism ..."

6. An Introduction to the Chemistry of Plant Products by Paul Haas, Thomas George Hill (1917)
"CONSTITUTION AND isomerism OF SUGARS. The analysis of any one of the hexose ... The carbohydrates exhibit two kinds of isomerism, known respectively as ..."

7. A Dictionary of Chemical Terms by James Fitton Couch (1920)
"Two kinds of isomerism have been distinguished; if the isomers are of like molecular ... isomerism due to conditions in the chain (or nucleus) of carbon ..."

8. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1906)
"The Absence of isomerism, in substituted Ammonium Compounds. ... the 0 iodide in the hope of gaining further knowledge as to the nature of the isomerism. ..."

9. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by August Bernthsen (1891)
"325) in the second, the so-called " mixed isomerism " is the result, ... When the side chains are isomerie, one speaks of ' ' side chain isomerism," eg ..."

10. A History of Chemistry from Earliest Times to the Present Day Being Also an by Ernst von Meyer (1906)
"The general designation isomerism has since then been retained. Berzelius soon saw himself necessitated to define more strictly the meaning to be attached ..."

11. Organic Chemistry for Advanced Students by Julius Berend Cohen (1918)
"Thus the principle of isomerism became an established fact in organic chemistry, ... isomerism of the Paraffins. One case of isomerism long and strenuously ..."

12. Outlines of Theoretical Chemistry by Lothar Meyer, Peter Phillips Bedson, William Carleton Williams (1899)
"This class of isomerism may be termed ' isomerism of aggregation.' § 54. Physical isomerism of the Molecules.—There are also cases of physical isomerism ..."

13. An Introduction to the Chemistry of Plant Products by Paul Haas, Thomas George Hill (1917)
"CONSTITUTION AND isomerism OF SUGARS. The analysis of any one of the hexose ... The carbohydrates exhibit two kinds of isomerism, known respectively as ..."

14. A Dictionary of Chemical Terms by James Fitton Couch (1920)
"Two kinds of isomerism have been distinguished; if the isomers are of like molecular ... isomerism due to conditions in the chain (or nucleus) of carbon ..."

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