Isomers: Definition, Types & Examples


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Which of the following statements correctly defines an isomer?

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1. Based on the structures shown, which of the following statements are true regarding butane having more isomers than ethane?

2. Which of the following is considered a stereoisomer?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge of isomers, their definition, types, and the relevance of size to number of isomers. Quiz questions are multiple choice and include a brief explantation about the correct answer.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be more precise, you will be tested on:

  • What an isomer is
  • Isomer relatioship between butane and ethane
  • An example of a stereoisomer
  • The classification of cis and trans isomers
  • Different types of isomers

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding molecular bonds
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the vastness of isomer classifications
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on isomers

Additional Practice

Want to learn more about isomers? Take a look at the lesson by the title of Isomers: Definition, Types & Examples. It will further your understanding of:

  • Two broad classifications of isomers
  • Sub-categories of isomers
  • Examples of different isomers
  • The structure of isomers