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