cis vs trans

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Kavee Dodampahala 4E
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cis vs trans

Postby Kavee Dodampahala 4E » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:30 pm

What is the difference between the cis and trans forms of a molecule?

Midori Hupfeld 3D
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Re: cis vs trans

Postby Midori Hupfeld 3D » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:36 pm

In a cis molecule, two of the same atoms are on one side, and the other two same atoms are on the other side. For example, cisplatin has two NH3 molecules on one side of the platinum, and chlorines on the other side. In a trans molecule, the atoms are diagonal from each other around the central atom.

Mashkinadze_1D
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Re: cis vs trans

Postby Mashkinadze_1D » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:37 pm

The cis form means that idealistically atoms are on one side of the compound when it is formed and the trans form menas the identical atoms are facing away from each other or on opposite sides.

derinceltik1K
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Re: cis vs trans

Postby derinceltik1K » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:28 pm

Cis means that the function groups are on the same sides.
Trans means they are on the opposite of each other.
We learned about cis and trans platin in class.
Cisplatin is bioactive and is used in chemotherapy. It has 2 Cls on the same side. Those 2Cls can bind to 2 Guanines and block cell division.

Maika Ngoie 1B
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Re: cis vs trans

Postby Maika Ngoie 1B » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:26 pm

in a cis molecule the function groups are on the same side of the molecule, whereas in a trans molecule the function groups are on different sides. Another note, trans and cis molecules are actually isomers of each other.

Aarushi Solanki 4F
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Re: cis vs trans

Postby Aarushi Solanki 4F » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:59 pm

In a cis molecule, the "function" atoms/molecules (e.g. Cl in cisplatin) lie on the same side, whereas in trans molecules, they are opposite of each other.


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