e/z vs trans/cis

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Nicholas Appel 1F
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e/z vs trans/cis

Postby Nicholas Appel 1F » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:10 pm

Can someone explain the difference between e/z and trans/cis and when to use them? Thanks

Milan Hirpara 3K
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Re: e/z vs trans/cis

Postby Milan Hirpara 3K » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:28 pm

Z and cis mean the same thing, and E and trans mean the same thing. The only difference is we use Z/E when doing IUPAC naming. CIS and TRANS are common names.

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