4. Structure, Isomerism, and Stereochemistry

  1. Claude H. Yoder,
  2. Phyllis A. Leber and
  3. Marcus W. Thomsen

Published Online: 28 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470636350.ch4

Bridge to Organic Chemistry, The

Bridge to Organic Chemistry, The

How to Cite

Yoder, C. H., Leber, P. A. and Thomsen, M. W. (2010) Structure, Isomerism, and Stereochemistry, in Bridge to Organic Chemistry, The, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470636350.ch4

Author Information

  1. Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 30 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470526767

Online ISBN: 9780470636350



  • structure, isomerism and stereochemistry - same molecular formula and different structural formulas;
  • stereoisomerism and stereoisomers - geometric and optical isomers;
  • system of naming enantiomers - based on Cahn–Ingold–Prelog (CIP) sequence rules


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Structural Isomers

  • Stereoisomerism