A @CT01038@ is said to be fluxional if it undergoes rapid @D01559@ (generally detectable by methods which allow the observation of the behaviour of individual nuclei in a rearranged chemical species, e.g. NMR, X-ray). Example: bullvalene (1 209 600 interconvertible arrangements of the ten CH groups).
F02463.pngThe term is also used to designate positional change among @L03518@ of complex compounds and organometallics. In these cases, the change is not necessarily degenerate.