Conformations

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Conformations

Postby Dianna Grigorian 1C » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:52 pm

Why is the dihedral angle of 0 (as seen on page 107 of the course reader) considered a less stable conformation?

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Re: Conformations

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:41 pm

This results in an eclipsed conformation which puts two of the groups near each other. The groups would rather be spread out so a dihedral angle of 0 is high in energy.


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