Energy and Angles page 107 in the course reader

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Energy and Angles page 107 in the course reader

Postby 104733309 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:39 am

The eclipsed diagram on page 107 in the course reader has a greater dihedral angle than gauche. Why does gauche have a lower energy than eclipsed?

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Re: Energy and Angles page 107 in the course reader

Postby Dianna Grigorian 1C » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:50 pm

I think the primary reason why gauche has a lower energy than eclipsed is because it is still considered staggered, so has less electron density repulsion unlike the eclipsed which are in closer proximity and therefore has more repulsion and energy.


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