geometric isomerism

noun

Definition of geometric isomerism

: stereoisomerism ascribed to different directional arrangements of specifically located groups in the molecule and usually considered to be caused by prevention of free rotation in parts of the molecule (as by a double bond or a ring) — compare optical isomerism

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“Geometric isomerism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geometric%20isomerism. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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