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 cis1.
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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.
Independent usage of trans-.
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