Booklet to help with unit 28 P5 M4. Isomers and their importance in society. Isomerism. Structural isomerism. This is when two or more molecules have the same molecular formula but different structural arrangement of atoms. There are three types of structural isomerism you need to know about:
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Isomers and their importance in society
Functional group isomerism
Ethanol Dimethyl ether
Alcohols have the hydroxyl group,–OH. Ethers have the functional group R–O–R'
This is an amino acid also known as alanine
The two molecules that arise as a result of optical isomers are called enantiomers
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Select a well-documented example of optical isomers which have different chemical/therapeutic properties and use this example to discuss the chemical/ therapeutic importance of isomerism