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Abstract Volume 12 Issue 4 (2007) pp 247-249

Isotopomers and Isotopologues: The History behind the Confusion

Stefan Stoll

Physical Chemistry Laboratory, ETH Zurich, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland,
Received November 17, 2006. Accepted May 27, 2007.

Published online: 4 August 2007

Abstract. The definitions, the history and the usage of the two terms isotopologues and isotopomers are discussed and didactical examples are presented.

Key Words: In the Classroom; general chemistry; organic chemistry

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Issue date: August 4, 2007

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