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Distinguishing the difference between E/Z configuration

  1. Apr 13, 2010 #1
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    Ive narrowed the question down into A,B,C as the possible answers, but I can't determine if it is E,Z or neither configured. Any help would be great.

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  3. Apr 14, 2010 #2

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    Why would you think it should be either E or Z?
     
  4. Apr 14, 2010 #3
    I thought it would be possible because of that double bond.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2010 #4

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    But what happens when there are two identical substituents attached to the same sp2 carbon? Review the rules of priority for E/Z nomenclature.
     
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