Optical Isomers: Definition & Examples


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Isomers that have the same formula but differ in their structure are called _____ isomers.

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1. Which of the following is NOT true about optical isomers?

2. Which of the following is a condition of optical isomerism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how well you understand what optical isomers are and how they are configured. By answering the practice questions on this worksheet/quiz combo you will test yourself on the role of a restrictive carbon-carbon double bond, true vs. untrue statements about optical isomers and other related material.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will answer quiz questions about:

  • What an isomer is
  • Restrictive carbon-carbon double bonds
  • Conditions of optical isomerism

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of chemistry to explain what isomers are
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the conditions of optical isomerism and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the term that describes isomers that have the same formula but different structures

Additional Learning

Study the lesson titled Optical Isomers: Definition & Examples for more information. You should achieve the following objectives upon completion:

  • Define terms such as stereoisomers and geometric isomers
  • Explain the source of the name 'optical' isomer
  • Understand the difference between a stereoisomer and a structural isomer