geometric isomer


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ge·o·met·ric i·som·er·ism

a form of isomerism displayed by unsaturated or ring compounds where free rotation around a bond (usually a carbon-carbon bond) is restricted, for example, the isomerism of a cis- or trans- compound as in oleic acid and elaidic acid. Compare: cis-, entgegen, trans-, zusammen.

geometric isomer

n.
A chemical compound having the same molecular formula as another but a different geometric configuration, as when atoms or groups of atoms are attached in different spatial arrangements on either side of a bond or a ring.
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