Trans and Cis

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Trans and Cis

Postby BeejenPatel_1B » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:36 pm

How do you determine a cis- or trans- molecule by the line structure?

Kimberly Govea 2L
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Re: Trans and Cis

Postby Kimberly Govea 2L » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:47 pm

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.

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Re: Trans and Cis

Postby Rachel Lipman » Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:55 pm

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.

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