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Z/E for cycloalkenes

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:48 pm
by Kimberly Wagas 1H
For 7A on the 2011 final, it names the structure as E? How do you determine priority for deciding Z/E for cycloalkenes?

Re: Z/E for cycloalkenes

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:51 pm
by Ronald Yang 2F
I'm pretty sure it's referring to the substituents. They are drawn in a way that makes them "trans." For cycloalkenes, they are technically "cis" since the priority would be given to the ring.