what is the difference between alotropes and isomers

Asked by adityaduhanomprakash | 10th Oct, 2009, 01:15: AM

Expert Answer:

An isomer is a compound with the same formula as another, but whose structural form may differ.

An allotrope is one pure element that takes different forms structurally.

The best example of this is carbon and its allotropes. Two allotropes of carbon include Diamond and Graphite.

Answered by  | 11th Oct, 2009, 11:04: PM

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