What is the difference between structural isomers and stereoisomers of alkenes? Can you use an example of butene to explain the difference?
Also, why are there no stereoisomers of propene and ethene? Thank youuu
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- Thread Starter
- 29-10-2017 14:52
- 29-10-2017 16:37
Structural isomers have a different physical structure- there is a different bonding arrangement. Stereoisomers have exactly the same bonding to atoms, but spatially, because the bonds can rotate, they can be orientated differently.
Ethene and propene don’t have stereoisomers because each carbon must be bonded to a different group and in propene that is not the case
- 29-10-2017 16:39
carbon 1 isn’t bonded to two different groups