Cis vs Trans Conformations Video Lessons

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Problem: Draw one planar structure each for the following compounds using dashed or solid wedges to show the stereochemistry of the substituent groups. To be graded properly, include the hydrogen atoms on the chirality centers (asymmetric carbons).cis-1,3-dimethylcyclohexane and trans-1,3-dimethylcyclohexane

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We’re being asked to draw the structure.


Recall that the cis/trans designation gives us the absolute stereochemistry of double bonds or conformations in rings


Designating cis/trans based on their relative position:

• If they are on the same side cis

• If they are on the opposite side trans


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Draw one planar structure each for the following compounds using dashed or solid wedges to show the stereochemistry of the substituent groups. To be graded properly, include the hydrogen atoms on the chirality centers (asymmetric carbons).

cis-1,3-dimethylcyclohexane and trans-1,3-dimethylcyclohexane

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