Problem: Decide for which of the following compounds cis-trans isomerism is possible and draw the trans isomer for that compound, clearly showing the geometry about the double bond.• 2-butene • 3-ethyl-2-methyl-2-pentene 

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2-butene is capable of cis/trans isomerism while 3-ethyl-2-methyl-2-pentene cannot since one of the C of  

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Decide for which of the following compounds cis-trans isomerism is possible and draw the trans isomer for that compound, clearly showing the geometry about the double bond.

• 2-butene 

• 3-ethyl-2-methyl-2-pentene 

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