6th edition 9.75

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Maddy Mackenzie
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6th edition 9.75

Postby Maddy Mackenzie » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:12 pm

For this question, I was confused on how to find the possible states of the cis and trans molecules? Why are there three orientations of the trans and not two?

Shubham Rai 2C
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Re: 6th edition 9.75

Postby Shubham Rai 2C » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:29 pm

You will have to draw an octahedral shape with two particles of X and 4 particles of Y. For cis, you have to look at the arrangements were the X particles can be close to each other. This would result in 12 different orientations while for tran you have to make sure the X particles are opposite to each other and will only have 3 orientations that satisfy this in an octahedral.

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