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Pronunciation: /trɑːnz
 
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adjective

Chemistry
  • Denoting or relating to a molecular structure in which two particular atoms or groups lie on opposite sides of a given plane in the molecule, in particular denoting an isomer in which substituents at opposite ends of a carbon-carbon double bond are also on opposite sides of the bond: the trans isomer of stilbene Compare with cis.
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    • Initially the propellers sit on opposite sides of the molecule: the so-called trans isomer.
    • One example of the application of this technique is in the distinction of trans and gauche rotational isomers.
    • Where they are on opposite sides of the double bond, the arrangement is the trans arrangement.

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independent usage of trans-.

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There are 2 definitions of trans in English:

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Pronunciation: /tranz
 
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