Alkenes

Isomerism and Reactions of Alkenes

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Isomerism

Stereo Isomers = same structure - atoms bonded in same order but atoms arranged differently in space.

 

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E/Z Isomerism (geometric isomers)

Molecule has to have a double bond because this cannot rotate and have different groups bonded to the carbons in the double bond.

First Carbon has the same atom so cannot have E/Z isomers

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