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

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Chapter 7 - Configurations - 7.5 Diastereomers - Problems - Page 155: 7.70


These compounds are diastereomers.

Work Step by Step

Since the Fluoro and Methyl groups are changing their relative positions to the double bond, they are "E/Z" isomers. E/Z isomers are considered diastereomers. ** This occurs because, despite the fact that they are stereoisomers, they are not the mirrored image of each other, which is exactly the definition of diastereomers.
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