what do we mean by isomerisim?

Asked by maneksingh31 | 4th Aug, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

The existence of two or more compounds with same molecular formula but different properties (physical, chemical or both) due to difference in the structure, functional group e.t.c is known as isomerism
For example pentane with C5H12 in the following three forms.

Molecular formula of pentane is C5H12

The possible structural isomers are:

(i)  CH3CH2CH2 CH2CH3

Normal or n-pentane

(ii)  CH3CH2CH( CH3)CH3 


(iii)  CH3C( CH3)2CH3 


Answered by  | 5th Aug, 2010, 12:14: PM

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