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Where is the plane of symmetry in this molecule?
« on: February 25, 2013, 05:51:08 PM »

Where is the plane of symmetry in this molecule?
2-Methyl-2-pentene:

Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but I just simply can not see one, though my book says there is,

Any help greatly appreciated as I have a midterm coming soon

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Re: Where is the plane of symmetry in this molecule?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 05:57:58 PM »

Well I am not looking through hundreds of Gifs to find your molecule. Please post the structure. You can draw it and use additional options to upload the file or you can use the Smiles engine to generate the structure.
CC/C=C(C)/C
2-methylpent-2-ene
Is this what you are referring to?
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Re: Where is the plane of symmetry in this molecule?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 07:15:06 PM »

Whoops. Sorry about the link. Yes that is what I was referring to.
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Re: Where is the plane of symmetry in this molecule?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013, 07:19:47 PM »

I may be wrong but I see no plane of symmetry in this molecule.
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Re: Where is the plane of symmetry in this molecule?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013, 07:21:55 PM »

I don't think it has one either. Perhaps the book made a typo. Thanks for the second opinion. I just wanted to be sure.
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Re: Where is the plane of symmetry in this molecule?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013, 09:15:52 PM »

It has a plane of symmetry - the plane of the page.
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Re: Where is the plane of symmetry in this molecule?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013, 04:58:15 PM »

WOW. The plane of the page. Brilliant. Did not see that!

 thank you soooo much :)
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