Problem: Part C. What is the longest wavelength λ of light that will provide photons of sufficient energy to break the π bond and cause the isomerization?Express your answer numerically in nanometers.The molecule 2-butene, C4H8, can undergo a geometric change called cis-trans isomerization. Such transformations can be induced by light and are the key to human vision. Rotation about the C=C bond, which breaks the π bond, is required for the isomerization.

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Part C. What is the longest wavelength λ of light that will provide photons of sufficient energy to break the π bond and cause the isomerization?

Express your answer numerically in nanometers.

The molecule 2-butene, C4H8, can undergo a geometric change called cis-trans isomerization. Such transformations can be induced by light and are the key to human vision. Rotation about the C=C bond, which breaks the π bond, is required for the isomerization.

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