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Cis and Trans

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:47 pm
by Dianna Grigorian 1C
Do cis and trans also apply to triple bonds, or just double?

Re: Cis and Trans  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:01 pm
by Atishay_Mathur_3L
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.