Problem: Classify the following alkenes in terms of E/Z stereoisomer configurations.

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For this problem, we have to classify each alkene in terms of E/Z stereoisomer configuration

Recall that the E/Z designation gives us the absolute stereochemistry of double bonds. It involves:

1. Determining the highest priority groups on each side of a double bond.

• Priority is determined using atomic mass

• If the same atom is present, we compare the other atoms it is bonded to

2. Designating E/Z based on their relative position:

• If they are on the same side  Z (zusammen or together)

• If they are on the opposite side E (entgegen or opposite)


In this case, we have to make weigh each side of the double bond and determine which will be prioritized.


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Classify the following alkenes in terms of E/Z stereoisomer configurations.

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