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Draw the cis and trans isomers of 2-butene, ch3chchch3. show all hydrogen atoms.

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Daniel King on January 29, 2019

In general, the chemistry, isomers are two or more elements that have the same number of protons but differ in mass number. In organic chemistry, the compounds are cis or trans if they have the same chemical formula, but differ in the placement of functional groups based on molecular geometry. Cis isomer is when the two functional groups are on the same side of the molecule, whereas the trans isomer is when the functional groups are on opposite sides. The cis-isomers trans shown in the picture. As you can see, the isomer is cis, the methane functional group, both are on the same side. Same, as well as with the hydrogen atoms. On the other hand, these functional groups are opposite to each other in the trans isomer.


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