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    Hello everyone, I've been attempting to understand a question that is on one of the new spec papers. It's about e-z isomerism in a molecule. To be honest, I really have no idea how you find the answer, as ir seems equally possible that any of them could cause the z-isomerism. Every single double bond has 2 different groups at each end. I'm really confused basically.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Im pretty sure it is C, also what course is this you are doing?
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    Im pretty sure it is C, also what course is this you are doing?
    Yeah I forgot to mention in the question, it is C according to the markscheme. Its the new AQA A level chemistry specimen paper. Any ideas how to work it out?
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    Yeah I forgot to mention in the question, it is C according to the markscheme. Its the new AQA A level chemistry specimen paper. Any ideas how to work it out?
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    also i think its about the hydrogen on C that determines it
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    (Original post by Claudious)
    also i think its about the hydrogen on C that determines it
    Why's that? Also, how would you know when the higher priority groups are on the same side just by looking at the skeletal formula?
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    (Original post by z4_)
    Hello everyone, I've been attempting to understand a question that is on one of the new spec papers. It's about e-z isomerism in a molecule. To be honest, I really have no idea how you find the answer, as ir seems equally possible that any of them could cause the z-isomerism. Every single double bond has 2 different groups at each end. I'm really confused basically.

    Thanks in advance!
    Yes, it should be C.

    Check out the CIP priorities here

    don't forget that double bonds count twice ...
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    (Original post by z4_)
    Why's that? Also, how would you know when the higher priority groups are on the same side just by looking at the skeletal formula?
    no idea lol can't wait to find out.
    Edexcel doesn't go into that much depth aha
    bare in mind specimen papers are not often representative of the final paper
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    (Original post by Claudious)
    no idea lol can't wait to find out.
    Edexcel doesn't go into that much depth aha
    bare in mind specimen papers are not often representative of the final paper
    If yo want to know why, check out the interactive in my post above ...
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    Yes, it should be C.

    Check out the CIP priorities here

    don't forget that double bonds count twice ...
    I'm not really following you, isn't is possible that every one of those double bonds could show stereoisomerism? And once you've established that, how would you know which groups are on which side i.e. whether its an e or z isomer?
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    (Original post by z4_)
    I'm not really following you, isn't is possible that every one of those double bonds could show stereoisomerism? And once you've established that, how would you know which groups are on which side i.e. whether its an e or z isomer?
    no, I mean the carbon which has a double bond, attached to the carbon which you are assessing, counts as 6, 6

    Imagine you have

    R-CH=CH-CH=CH-CH3

    And you are interested in the configuration of the DB at the right,

    Then the carbon to the left with the db counts twice.
 
 
 
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