Organic Chemistry Solutions: #13
13.* (1994 1 5) The reactive compound 1,4-dibromobuta-1,2,3-triene has the molecular formual C4H2Br2.
Show line-bond structures, hybridization state of each carbon, and shape of the molecule. Indicate whether the molecule is chiral.
--The molecule is flat
--Both of the possible structures possess a mirror plane (S1 improper rotation axis) and so are achiral.
--The meanings of Z and E will be elucidated in the stereochemistry section.