Lynn asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 8 months ago

Is it possible to draw a stereoisomer of a molecule that has no chirality centers?

For reference, I'm looking at the molecule below. I can't identify any chirality centers in it.

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  • 8 months ago
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    I don't see any chirality centers either, but that means only that there are no enantiomers.  But the double bond on the left could have a cis isomer, which counts as a stereoisomer.

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    • Lynn8 months agoReport

      Thank you! I completely forgot about cis and trans isomers

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