WHAT IS E-Z FORM???

Asked by SAVI BHIDE | 16th Nov, 2014, 02:42: PM

Expert Answer:

E-Z notation, or the E-Z convention, is the IUPAC preferred method of describing the absolute stereochemistry of double bonds in organic chemistry. It is an extension of cis/trans notation (which only describes relative stereochemistry) that can be used to describe double bonds having three or four substituents.

If the two groups of higher priority are on opposite sides of the double bond, the bond is assigned the configuration E.

If the two groups of higher priority are on the same side of the double bond, the bond is assigned the configuration Z.

The letters E and Z are conventionally printed in italic type, within parentheses, and separated from the rest of the name with a hyphen.

Answered by Hanisha Vyas | 17th Nov, 2014, 11:15: AM

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