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What is the difference between a constitutional, confirgurational, and a conformational isomer? 


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A constitutional, configurational, and a conformational isomer are to be differentiated.

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Isomers are the molecules that have the same molecular formula but different structures. They may or may not have the same properties.

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Constitutional isomers – they are the isomers that differ in the arrangement of their atoms, thus they have same molecular formula but can have different functional groups or different bonding of atoms.

Example – 1-propanol, 2-pr...


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Нас—сн, —сн, -он 1-propanol Нас — CH2 CH3 ethylmethy ether Нас —сн —снз он 2-propanol


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