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.