What is the difference between stereoisomers, optical isomers and enantiomers?

Stereoisomers:- these are the compounds that have same molecular formula but different arrangement of atoms in the space.

Optical isomers:- the compunds that have same molecular formula but they rotate the plane polarised light to the different side, right side-dextrorotatory and left levorotatory.

Enantiomer:- these are the compounds that are mirror images of each other and if they are present in equal amounts then they cancel the optical activity of each other.

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