Definition of Stereoisomerism

1. Noun. (chemistry) A form of isomerism in which atoms are arranged differently about a chiral centre (or centre of asymmetry); they exhibit optical activity; in a molecule with a single chiral centre the two isomers (enantiomers) are mirror images of each other; in a molecule with multiple chiral centres the isomers (diastereoisomers) are not normally mirror images. ¹



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Definition of Stereoisomerism

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stereoisomerism

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stereoisomerism (current term)
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Literary usage of Stereoisomerism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Treatise on General and Industrial Organic Chemistry by Ettore Molinari (1921)
"stereoisomerism OR ISOMERISM IN SPACE. We have already seen that, ... This isomerism in space (stereoisomerism) was explained by van 't Hon and Le Bel ..."

2. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"... present the possibility of stereoisomerism, but their relative stability and the fact that they couple only slowly with 0-naphthol, confirm the view ..."

3. Organic Chemistry for Advanced Students by Julius Berend Cohen (1918)
"... he should himself have been the discoverer of that notable example which was in later years to give rise to the modern conception of stereoisomerism, ..."

4. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by Arnold Frederik. Holleman (1920)
"WERNER'S THEORY OF stereoisomerism. As a basis for determining wlr'her a compound ... stereoisomerism."

5. Organic Chemistry: Including Certain Portions of Physical Chemistry for by Howard Davis Haskins, John James Rickard Macleod (1907)
"This fact causes a species of stereoisomerism which is more difficult to understand than that of lactic acid. With the aid of models it can be clearly ..."

6. A Text Book of Organic Chemistry by William Albert Noyes (1903)
"... but it must be admitted that it rests on a far less satisfactory basis than the similar hypothesis with regard to the stereoisomerism of carbon ..."

7. Text-book of Organic Chemistry for Medical Students by Gustav von Bunge, Robert Henry Aders Plimmer (1907)
"stereoisomerism. ON oxidation, normal propyl alcohol, as previously described (p. 66), yields firstly an aldehyde and then an acid, propionic acid, ..."

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