General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0132064529
ISBN 13: 978-0-13206-452-1

Chapter 26 - Structures of Organic Compounds - 26-1 Concept Assessment - Page 1150: 26-1


All structures including F atoms at two of the vertices of a tetrahedron and H atoms at the remaining two are superimposable, i.e. placed over each other yet all are visible. Only one molecule has the formula $\mathrm{CH_2F_2}$. There are two possibilities for four atoms at the corners of a square in which there are two F atoms on one side (cis) or on opposite corners (trans).

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