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Final 2013

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:49 pm
by Kim Vu 2G
For question 6a, why isn't it considered a trans/cis molecule since it has a double bond and the methyl group is on the opposite side of the ch2 so wouldn't it be E?

Re: Final 2013

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:02 pm
by Chem_Mod
Actually it'd be cis (Z), because the largest substituents are the carbons that are attached to the cyclic molecules. The methyl and the hydrogen (not explicitly drawn) are the smaller substituents.

I'm not sure why they didn't include cis/trans in the naming.