Why do the names ethene and propene not include the position of the double bond?
- pisgahchemistLv 73 months ago
There is only one possible position for the double bond.
Ethene ....... H2C=CH2
Propene ..... H3C−CH=CH2
If you rotate H2C=CH-CH3 then you get H3C−CH=CH2 .... It's the same thing whether you look at it from the front or the back.
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