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  • noun organic chemistry A cycloalkene having eight carbon atoms and one double bond

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  • Slide 18: Cis, Trans Isomerism • trans-cyclooctene is the smallest trans cyclooctene that has been prepared in pure form and is stable at room temperature • the cis isomer is 38 kJ (9.1 kcal) / mol more stable than the trans isomer • the trans isomer is chiral even though it has no chiral center trans­ Cyclooctene (a pair of enantiomers) 5-18

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  • Slide 18: Cis, Trans Isomerism • trans-cyclooctene is the smallest trans cyclooctene that has been prepared in pure form and is stable at room temperature • the cis isomer is 38 kJ (9.1 kcal) / mol more stable than the trans isomer • the trans isomer is chiral even though it has no chiral center trans­ Cyclooctene (a pair of enantiomers) 5-18

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