Stereoisomers may also be:
|interconversion requires changing the configurations of stereocenters||can be interconverted by rotation about σ bonds or by lone pair inversion|
|different internal dimensions||configurational diastereomers
(staggered/eclipsed, anti/gauche, axial/equatorial)
|nonsuperimposable mirror images||configurational enantiomers||conformational enantiomers|
Note: The terms 'diastereomer' and 'enantiomer' refer to 'configurational diastereomer' and 'configurational enantiomer' unless otherwise specified.
You might want to look at a flow chart showing how to determine the isomeric relationship between two structures.
Or you might want to look at some examples of the different kinds of stereoisomers.
Or you might find it useful to see a glossary of stereochemical terms.
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