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what is the difference between a conformational isomer and a configurational isomer?

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  1. Here is a fairly good site that describes different kinds of isomers. I hope this helps. http://www.slc.ac.nz/WorkshopClub/Workshop/isomers-thesamebutdifferenttext.htm

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  2. Configurational isomers are enantiomeric whereas the conformational isomers are shown by specific rotation meaning that they cannot be resolved

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