Meaning of stereochemistry


Pronunciation: (ster"ē-ō-kem'u-strē, stēr"-), [key]
— n.
  1. the branch of chemistry that deals with the determination of the relative positions in space of the atoms or groups of atoms in a compound and with the effects of these positions on the properties of the compound.
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