Geometric Isomers: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following statements is TRUE of geometric isomers?

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1. What is the definition of geometric isomers?

2. What is the result when glucose units link up using the alpha (down) position? What is the result when they link up using the beta (up) position?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo can be used to assess your understanding of the properties of geometric isomers. You will be quizzed on how these isomers form and their characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo can check your knowledge of:

  • Geometric isomers
  • Alpha and beta positions
  • Molecules

Skills Practiced

Use these assessment tools to practice these skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding geometric isomers and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about molecules
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related isomer lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about geometric isomers, review the accompanying lesson on Geometric Isomers: Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify properties of geometric isomers
  • Define isomers
  • Examine double bonds
  • Review geometric isomers resulting from ring structures
  • Learn about the roles of cis/trans isomers