Organic Chemistry

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Unformatted text preview: Stereochenistry The Two Major |Classes of Isomers . Recall that isomers are different compounds with the same molecular formula. . The two major classes of isomers are constitutional isomers and stereoisom ers. ll“l.‘.onstitutionalistructural isomers have different IUPAC names, the same or different functional groups, different physical properties and different chemical properties. lfStereoisomers differ only in the way the atoms are oriented in space. They have identical IUPAC names [except for a prefix like cis or trans}. They always have the sam efunctional group{s}. - A particular three-dimensional arrangement is called a configuration. Stereoisomers differ in configuration. 1 ...
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