in what facts does cis and trans isomers differ?

Asked by gnikhilvarma | 31st May, 2009, 06:48: PM

Expert Answer:

dipole moment of trans is zero or very less while that of cis is non zero or comparatively high.

cis isomer has a higher boiling point while trans has a higher melting point.

This is due  to some polarity in cis isomer leading to stronger intermolecular interactions while trans has better packing due to symmetrical structure giving it a higher mp.

Answered by  | 1st Jun, 2009, 10:47: AM

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