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7 Answered Questions for the topic Isomers

07/17/19

Why is 2-methylpropene less in energy than its alkene counterparts?

Other isomers include 1-butene, cis 2-butene, and trans 2-butene. Why would 2-methylpropene be less in energy if there is more steric hindrance?

07/07/19

How to determine number of structural isomers?

I have come through many questions in which they ask to give number of possible structural isomers. For example number [structural isomers of... more

If a chiral molecule reacts with an achiral molecule will the product be chiral or achiral?

My book says that a pair of enantiomers will react the same way with an achiral substance. How is this possible? Does this imply that the product is achiral, even though the enantiomers are... more

What is the perfect definition for chirality?

Why is chirality defined differently for organic and inorganic compounds? Why are inorganic compounds deemed to be optically active if they have more than one of the same ligands attached to the... more

03/18/19

What determines whether a step in a reaction is reversible?

What makes a step in a reaction not reversible? I'm learning all these mechanisms and having to memorize which steps are reversible. Is there a way to figure out whether it's reversible or not?

What is the perfect definition for chirality?

Why is chirality defined differently for organic and inorganic compounds? Why are inorganic compounds deemed to be optically active if they have more than one of the same ligands attached to the... more

09/20/17

Geometric Isomers related doubt

linear, triangular planar and tetrahedral structures cant exhibit geometrical isomerism? Explain me the reason

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