Chemistry

Flat Isomeria (continued)


Metameria or compensation isomeria

This isomerism occurs between isomers that belong to the same function but differ in the position of a heteroatom in the carbon chain.

The heteroatom must always be between carbons.

Examples:

Function Isomeria

Occurs when isomers belong to different functions. The most common isomers for this type of isomerism are:

- alcohol and ether
- aldehyde and ketone
- carboxylic acid and ester

Examples:

- alcohol and ether: C2H6O

- aldehyde and ketone: C3H6O

- carboxylic acid and ester: C4H8O2