Isomerization Process Definition

What Is Isomerization?

photochemical conversion of the trans isomer of resveratrol to the cis isomer.
An example of isomerization is the photochemical conversion of the trans isomer of resveratrol to the cis isomer. V8rik/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY SA 3.0

Isomerization Process Definition

In the production of gasoline, the isomerization process is a protocol by which straight chain hydrocarbons are converted into branched chain hydrocarbons.

Isomerization Examples:

Isomerization of pentane to 2-methylbutane and 2,2-dimethylpropane

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