Cis and Trans

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Josephine Lu 4L
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Cis and Trans

Postby Josephine Lu 4L » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:46 pm

What is the difference between a cis and trans molecule?

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Re: Cis and Trans

Postby 405161024 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:09 pm

a cis molecule is axially symmetrical and a trans molecule is diagonally symmetrical. If you have a C2Cl2H2 you can have H2C=CCl2 (cis) or HClC=CClH (trans)

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Re: Cis and Trans

Postby 405161024 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:10 pm

Also depending on wether the molecule is Cis or trans affects the way it will react with other molecules

Briana Perez 3A
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Re: Cis and Trans

Postby Briana Perez 3A » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:04 pm

Also, I believe only the cis molecules work in regards to chemotherapy because unlike trans, it can shut down and block the cancer in two places.


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