Chapter 11 Carbon: More than Just Another Element Key Terms

isomerism
structural isomers
stereoisomers
geometrical isomers
optical isomers
nonsuperimposable mirror images
chiral
enantiomers
asymmetric carbon atoms
hydrocarbons
alkane
alkyl group
cycloalkane
alkene
alkyne
saturated compound
unsaturated compound
hydrogenation
aromatic compound
resonance energy
functional group
alcohol
ether
amine
carbonyl group
aldehyde
ketone
carboxylic add
ester
esterification
amide
hydrolysis
polymer
monomer
thermoplastic
thermosetting plastic
elastomer
addition polymer
condensation polymer
polyester
polyamide
copolymer
composite