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Geminal vs. Vicinal — What's the Difference?

Geminal vs. Vicinal — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Geminal and Vicinal

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Geminal

In chemistry, the descriptor geminal refers to the relationship between two atoms or functional groups that are attached to the same atom. The word comes from Latin gemini meaning "twins".
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Vicinal

Neighbouring; adjacent.
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Geminal

Denoting substituent atoms or groups, especially protons, attached to the same atom in a molecule.
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Vicinal

(of a railway or road) serving a neighbourhood; local.
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Geminal

(chemistry) Describing identical atoms or groups attached to the same atom in a molecule
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Vicinal

Of, belonging to, or restricted to a limited area or neighborhood; local.
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Geminal

A pair.
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Vicinal

Relating to or being a local road, especially one in ancient Britain.
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Vicinal

(Mineralogy) Approximating, resembling, or taking the place of a fundamental crystalline form or face.
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Vicinal

(Chemistry) Of or relating to the consecutive positions on a ring or chain of carbon atoms.
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Vicinal

Of or pertaining to a neighborhood; neighboring.
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Vicinal

(chemistry) Describing identical atoms or groups attached to nearby (especially adjacent) atoms in a molecule.
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Vicinal

(mineralogy) Describing subordinate planes on a crystal, which are very near to the fundamental planes in angles, and sometimes take their place.
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Vicinal

Near; vicine.
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Vicinal

Having the substituted groups on the same carbon atom.
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Vicinal

Belonging to or limited to a vicinity
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