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Unformatted text preview: ompetition for electron withdrawal leads to the polarity seen in the cis isomer. In the trans isomer however, the two oxygen groups are pointing in opposite directions and the two benzene groups are also pointing in opposite directions. This effectively cancels out the effect of different electronegative pulls and makes the trans isomer overall non-polar. 2 Supppose your TLC analysis did not show complete conversion of trans-1,2dibenzoylethylene to cis-1,2-dibenzoylethylene. What sources of error can be used to explain this? If your TLC analysis showed complete conversion to cis-1,2-dibenzoylethylene, what sources of error can explain a less than 100% yield? One source of error could have come from not all of the trans compound reacting to form the cis compound. An explanation for this could be that light did not equally shine on the solution and so some of the trans compound was unable to form to the cis compound. Another explanation could be that the cis and trans are similar and that it was hard to separate the two isomers using TLC analysis. TLC Qualitative/Unknown Identification Fill in the TLC plates for the known compounds in at least two different solvent mixtures. Label whi...
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