Name the following alkene. Be sure to indicate stereochemistry.
Alkene Functional Group:
When an organic molecule has a double bond, it contains an alkene functional group. When naming alkenes, evaluate the atom arrangement around the double bond. If two of the same group are on the same side of the double bond, the molecule has cis in the name. If two of the same group are on different sides of the double bond, the molecular name contains trans.
Answer and Explanation: 1
The name of the molecule is cis-2-pentene. There are five carbons in the longest carbon chain, so the prefix for the name is pent-. The suffix is -ene...
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