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Updated on August 1, 2014

what means by Isomerism?

Isomer means if two or more chemicals are same in molecular formula but they are different in structural formula, then the substances or molecules are isomer of each other.

Ethanol and methyl ether is in same molecular formula, but they are different in structural formula. There functions and properties are also different.

Ethanol and methyl ether is isomer of each other. The phenomenon is called isomerism.

Isomers are different in properties due to there difference in structure.

Isomers can show difference in their properties in physically, optically, chemically and in other properties.

Classification of isomerism

Different kinds of isomerism are found these are,

Geometric isomerism


Optical isomerism

Conformational isomerism


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