E Z Isomerism

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E Z Isomerism

'Isomers' are two or more compounds with the same chemical formula, but differing in the arrangement of atoms in the molecule and different properties.

Now, you're probably thinking, 'what on earth is the E Z thing about?' wellllllllll

they are two forms of Isomerism,

let me show you:

Meet, my friend Mr 1, 2 Chloro Ethene!

(http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k557/ArthurDanica/Eisomerism.png)Now, take notice on how the Cl s are on opposite sides to eachother, no that's not to make it look jazzy, this is an E isomer, I like to remember the structure of E Isomers by thinking 'E-pposite' almost like 'Opposite' but 'E-pposite' instead, because we are randy like…



I dont think this is 1,2 cholorethene due to the fact that there are only two  carbons present. Wouldn't it just be cholorethene?


It is, because you're showing that each carbon atom has a chlorine attached. And it's dichloroethene, because there are two chlorines.

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