Problem: Which of the following pairs of compounds are cis-trans isomers? 

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For cis and trans isomers for alkenes, both Cs in C=C must have unique groups attached on it

Recall that cis isomers have both big groups in the "same side" vice versa for trans isomer

Analyzing the choices

a. 

  • One of the Cs on both alkenes has 2 Hs 

Hence, cis-trans is not applicable

b. 

  • Similar to a, both Cs have same groups
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Which of the following pairs of compounds are cis-trans isomers? 


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