Organic Chemistry As a Second Language, 3e: First Semester Topics

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Chapter 5 - Nomenclature - 5.5 Stereoisomerism - Problems - Page 96: 5.41

Answer

The double bond in this molecule is "trans".

Work Step by Step

1. Identify all groups connected to the carbons with the double bond: In this case, we have two fluoros and a methyl group. 2. Choose two that are identical, and compare if they are "cis" or "trans". Since these fluoros are in opposite sides of the double bonds, it will be considered a "trans" double bond.
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