What Does Isomer Mean?


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Arlene Fernandes Profile
An isomer in Chemistry would refer to any of two or more than two substances made up of identical elements which are in the same proportions but which differ in properties resulting from the disparity in the arrangement of the atoms.

In the field of Physics it could be used to describe any of two or more than two nuclei which have the same mass number as well as the same atomic number but with different radioactive properties. They can subsist in any of a number of energy states for a considerable period of time.

The word isomer has its roots in the Greek term isomeres, meaning having equal share: a break up of iso-, iso- plus meros, meaning part, share. The adjective form of the word isomer is the word isomeric; while the adverb form of the word is the term isomerically.
Lakshmipriya Nair Profile
Incandescent means glowing with heat. It is an adjective of the word incandescence. Therefore anything that glows with heat and light is said to be incandescent. Incandescence is an expression for the release of visible light from a hot body owing to its high temperature. Therefore light and heat from a flame, candle, campfire or a light bulb is known as incandescent in nature. There is a thermal generation of light in a light bulb through the radiant filaments. Incandescent bulbs are also called as electric bulbs.

Incandescent things are shining, brilliant and very bright. Thus incandescent means giving off or reflecting light readily or in large amounts. Beamy, bright, brilliant, effulgent, irradiant, lambent, lucent, luminous, lustrous, radiant, refulgent, shiny etc are some of the synonyms of incandescent. Dark and dim are the antonyms of this word. It is pronounced as 'in-kuh n-des-uh nt'.
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Evelyn Vaz answered
Isomers in chemistry are basically molecules that comprise of the similar chemical formula. The chemicals are also more often with the same kind of bonds between different atoms. They also comprise of different structural formulae. In terms of chemical context, all the isomers usually are very similar.

A straightforward illustration of isomerism is known by propanol: it has the modus operandi C3H8O (or C3H7OH) and two isomers Propan-1-ol (n-propyl alcohol; I) and Propan-2-ol (isopropyl alcohol; II).

The different forms of isomerism are structural isomerism and stereoisomerism. In structural isomers, the atoms and functional groups are connected mutually in diverse ways; an example would be the propyl alcohol, which is just mentioned above. This group comprises of chain isomerism. On the other hand, in stereoisomers the connection arrangement is identical, but the geometrical positioning of atoms and functional groups in space differs.
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