Definition of conformer in English:

conformer

Line breaks: con|form¦er
Pronunciation: /kənˈfɔːmə
 
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noun

Chemistry
  • A form of a compound having a particular molecular conformation: changing the temperature alters the relative proportions of the conformers
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    • Water gets conformers to make and accept available hydrogen bonds plus a conformer with no interaction with the protein, representing water in bulk solvent.
    • Occasionally during the simulated time some of the hydrogen bonds characteristic of the starting conformer were broken and hydrogen bonds typical of other conformers were formed for short time intervals.
    • However, if conformers that make good hydrogen bonds to ionized sites are unavailable, the calculated ionization free energy will be wrong.

Origin

1960s: blend of conformational (see conformation) and isomer.

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