stereo specificity


[ster-ee-oh-spuh-sif-ik, steer-]
adjective Chemistry.
(of a reaction) producing a simple stereoisomer.
(of a polymer) having a regular sequence of configurations in space along the chain, resulting in the potential for close-packing of molecules and for partial or complete crystallinity.
Also, stereoregular [ster-ee-oh-reg-yuh-ler, steer-] .

stereo- + specific

stereospecificity [ster-ee-oh-spes-uh-fis-i-tee, steer-] , noun Unabridged
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stereospecific (ˌstɛrɪəʊspɪˈsɪfɪk, ˌstɪər-)
chem relating to or having a fixed position in space, as in the spatial arrangements of atoms in certain polymers

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