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Problem: Draw the structure for the trans-isomer of 1,2-dichloroethene, C2H2Cl2

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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


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 the structure for the trans-isomer of 1,2-dichloroethene, C2H2Cl2

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