Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Structure and Properties of Organic Molecules - Problems: Problem 2-11 c

Answer

Constitutional Isomers.

Work Step by Step

These are constitutional isomers. Constitutional isomers have same molecular formulas, but different connectivity of atoms. The given compounds have same molecular formula $C_2H_2Br_2$, but different connectivity. The compound on the left has a H and Br on the carbon, whereas the compound on the right has two Br on one carbon. Moreover, they cannot be cis-trans isomers because the compound on the right has two same groups on the carbon.
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