Cis and Trans

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Dianna Grigorian 1C
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Cis and Trans

Postby Dianna Grigorian 1C » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:33 pm

Since "trans" and "E" both refer to the highest priority groups being on opposite side of a double bond, does that mean they can be used interchangeably to name the molecule?

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Re: Cis and Trans

Postby Nick_OConnell_2F » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:07 pm

Although the IUPAC standard for naming uses Z & E instead of cis and trans, Dr. Lavelle said he will accept either naming convention in 14B. So yes, they can be used interchangeably.

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Re: Cis and Trans

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:14 pm

As you move on in organic chemistry, you will learn that there is a subtle difference between the E/Z and cis/trans systems. For this class, we will use them interchangeably.


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