Cis and Trans  [ENDORSED]

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Cis and Trans

Postby Dianna Grigorian 1C » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:47 pm

Do cis and trans also apply to triple bonds, or just double?

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Re: Cis and Trans  [ENDORSED]

Postby Atishay_Mathur_3L » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:01 pm

Although triple bonds are "locked" and cannot rotate, there is no cis and trans because the carbon atoms are sp hybridized. Therefore, the molecule must be linear, so the concepts of cis and trans don't apply very well.

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