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Intro to organic chem Ch 1 #12b: cis and trans

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:57 am
by Michael Lonsway 3O
For the answer attached, why isn't there a trans- before the naming? There's a double bond with opposite priority groups on both sides so why didn't the book include trans?

Re: Intro to organic chem Ch 1 #12b: cis and trans

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:20 pm
by jngao1J
trans and cis naming is for substituents, but that leftmost carbon is part of the chain