optical isomer

optical isomer

noun Chemistry.
any of two or more isomers exhibiting optical isomerism.

Origin:
1890–95

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optical isomerism
 
n
dextrorotation laevorotatory See also racemize isomerism of chemical compounds in which the two isomers differ only in that their molecules are mirror images of each other
 
optical isomer
 
n

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optical isomer  
See enantiomer.
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