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cis and trans

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:51 pm
by alanaarchbold
Do we have to know what cis and trans is for naming? What is that if we do?

Re: cis and trans

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:30 pm
by lizziemcguire
I don't think that we need to use it for naming (someone correct me if I am wrong). But cis basically means that the atoms of the same element are on the same side of the molecule, versus tris means their on the opposite sides if that makes sense.

Re: cis and trans

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:03 pm
by Nghi Nguyen 2L
not for naming but definitely for drawing out the structures

Re: cis and trans

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:00 pm
by Ahmed Mahmood 4D
Not for naming, but it is important to know that a cis isomer has elements on the same sides of the molecule while a trans isomer has elements on the opposite sides of a molecule.

Re: cis and trans

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:13 pm
by 405098546
cis means same side and trans means opposite sides