Cis and Trans for cycloalkanes

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Gabrielle Schwab 1G
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Cis and Trans for cycloalkanes

Postby Gabrielle Schwab 1G » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:57 pm

So for cycloalkanes, when determining if they are cis or trans we look at whether the two substituents of interest are positioned upwards or downwards regardless of if they are axial or equatorial correct?

Bryan Lau 3H
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Re: Cis and Trans for cycloalkanes

Postby Bryan Lau 3H » Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:18 pm

Correct. Cis will always be a,e or e,a meaning 1 axial 1 equatorial, with both facing the same direction, while trans will always be a,a or e,e with each facing opposite directions.


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