Define 'isomerism' and give few examples?

Isomerism may be defined as phenomena in which compounds have same molecular formula but different physical and chemical properties or different behavior towards polarized light.

For example, C2H6O exist in two different forms, C2H5OH and CH3-O-CH3.

Following are the isomers of the pentane

  • n-pentane

  • iso-pentane

  • neo-pentane

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isomerism is the property of an element which have difffernt compounds with different arrangement of hydrocarbons but have same formula..for eg

butane and 2-methylpropane...

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