|Isomers, in General|
|Two compounds are considered isomers if they have the same molecular formula (i.e. the same numbers and types of atoms) but different structures.|
|There are two types of isomers, structural isomers and stereoisomers .|
|Two compounds are considered structural isomers is they have the same molecular formula but different connections between atoms (bonding).|
|Two compounds are considered stereoisomers if they have the same molecular formula, the same connections between atoms, but different arrangements of the atoms in three dimensional space.|
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