May 1, 2022

What is syn-anti isomerism?

Syn-anti isomerism in organic chemistry is a type of geometrical isomerism. The prefixes “syn” or “anti” are used to denote geometrical isomers
We have discussed geometrical isomerism in previous articles.1 Preferably, syn /anti notations are used for nomenclature of oximes that is aldoxime and ketoxime. Meaning of the word syn is “together” or “with”.  And meaning of the word anti is “opposite”.