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Trans and Cis

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:36 pm
by BeejenPatel_1B
How do you determine a cis- or trans- molecule by the line structure?

Re: Trans and Cis

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:47 pm
by Kimberly Govea 2L
I feel like that would be easier to tell because the drawing will show the extremities either pointing up/down or in opposite sides. If you google "line structure trans cis" images you will be able to see what I mean.

Re: Trans and Cis

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:55 pm
by Rachel Lipman
I believe the drawing must be provided in any case this question would come up. The only way to tell the difference is really through the lewis structure of the molecule.