enantiomer vs enantiomorph what difference

what is difference between enantiomer and enantiomorph

English

Etymology

enantio- +‎ -mer

Pronunciation

Noun

enantiomer (plural enantiomers)

  1. (chemistry) One of a pair of stereoisomers that is the mirror image of the other, but may not be superimposed on this other stereoisomer. Almost always, a pair of enantiomers contain at least one chiral center, and a sample of either enantiomer will be optically active.

Synonyms

  • enantiomorph
  • optical isomer

Derived terms

  • enantiomeric

Translations

See also

  • diastereoisomer
  • dextro-, D-
  • levo-, L-

Anagrams

  • namirotene, renominate


English

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἐναντίος (enantíos, opposite) + μορφή (morphḗ, form).

Noun

enantiomorph (plural enantiomorphs)

  1. A mirror image, a form related to another as an object is to its image in a mirror.
  2. Either of a pair of crystals that are mirror images of each other, and are optically active.
  3. (chemistry) A similar molecule or compound; an enantiomer.

Derived terms

  • enantiomorphic
  • enantiomorphism

See also

  • chirality

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