is 1,3-dichlorocyclobutane can exhibits geometrical isomerism?

is 1,3-dichlorocyclobutane can exhibits geometrical isomerism?


5 Answers

Mrinal Shingavi
18 Points
12 years ago

no it can not show geometrical isomerism because it is a saturated compound which does not exihibit geomaetrical isomerism.

Ritvik Gautam
85 Points
12 years ago

No. Geometrical Isomerism is shown only by alkenes.


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Prajjwal Singh
32 Points
12 years ago

Yes. obviously.

It can show cis-trans isomerism

Abhi Pandey
10 Points
12 years ago

Alkenes are not linear: there are four distinct positions where different groups can be. Switching the position of two of the groups at one end of an alkene can form a geometric isomer.So basically we can never discuss such a case of isomerism in ALKANES so not possible

Sanjeev Malik IIT BHU
101 Points
12 years ago

i think it can show geometrical isomerism.

alkenes show geo. isomerism because C=C bond is not able to rotate in space due to two bindings thus exibit isomerism

and alkanes have one bond so they can rotate making the bond as axis and finally making each arrangement on a whole as one.

here C1 and C2 are bonded through 2 bonds thus momentarily can act as alkene in functioning( no rotation)..

so can show geometrical iso,

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