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e/z vs trans/cis

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:10 pm
by Nicholas Appel 1F
Can someone explain the difference between e/z and trans/cis and when to use them? Thanks

Re: e/z vs trans/cis

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:28 pm
by Milan Hirpara 3K
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.