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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

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Some important terms

1. Co-ordination number Number of spheres touching one Sphere in a close packed structure is called co-ordination number of a lattice 2. Unit cell The smallest repeating pattern in a crystal lattice is called a unit cell. Characteristics of unit cell Are unit cell has a characteristic dimensions along the three edges a,b,c and interfacial

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What is aldol Condensation ?

Ald + ol Ald- Aldehyde ; ol – Alcohol. As the name suggests , this is a type of reaction which involve the formation of such a molecule which have “alcohol and aldehyde” functional groups.

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