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Definition: 'Isomerism'

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isomerism

Type: Term

Pronunciation: ī-som′ĕr-izm

Definitions:
1. The existence of a chemical compound in two or more forms that are identical with respect to percentage composition but differ as to the positions of one or more atoms within the molecules, as well as in physical and chemical properties.



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