cis and trans prefix's to molecules

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Emily Kennedy 4L
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cis and trans prefix's to molecules

Postby Emily Kennedy 4L » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:19 pm

How do you know when to use the cis and trans prefixes?

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Re: cis and trans prefix's to molecules

Postby Venya Vaddi 1L » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:25 pm

These prefixes are used in naming isomers. Cis- means "this side" and trans- means "the other side of." I don't think we are required to know this nomenclature yet since we have not really gone over it.

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Re: cis and trans prefix's to molecules

Postby Harshita Talkad 4L » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:21 am

Cis is when atoms of the same element are on the same side of the molecule and trans is when atoms of the same element are on opposite sides of the molecule.


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