Final 2012 Question 5

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Alan Chien 1J
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Final 2012 Question 5

Postby Alan Chien 1J » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:47 pm

Why does the molecule cyclooct-4-enone have a cis- geometry?

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Re: Final 2012 Question 5

Postby Andre Tsivis 1K » Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:00 am

A ring structure has the carbons on the inside of each bond. When a double bond locks it into place, the ring forms bonds on the same side of the bond and not on opposite sides. A ring that has a trans structure is often unstable and irregulary looking. All circular rings will have a cis structure.


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