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Learning outcome 13

13.4: Isomerism: structural and stereoisomerism

Statement 13.4.1

This statement introduces isomerism in organic compounds. It deals with a particular form of isomerism known as structural isomerism

Before you go on, you should find and read the statement in your copy of the syllabus.

You will find what you need to know on the page structural isomerism.

If you are reading this early on in your organic chemistry course, don't worry about the names of the different sorts of compound mentioned in the section about functional group isomerism.

For now, all that matters is that you should be aware that you may be able to join up a certain number of atoms in various different ways. I keep going on about this but, in the early stages, this is much, much easier to understand if you have some models to play with.

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