Newman Projection

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Newman Projection

Postby sboutros2B » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:47 pm

Just to double check, when determining which is the most stable structure that's the one with the lowest energy correct?

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Re: Newman Projection

Postby Tyler_Ash_3C » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:55 pm

Yes, the structure with the lowest potential energy is the most stable because stable molecules experience more attractive forces and less repulsive forces. Attractive forces lower the potential energy of a molecule while repulsive forces increase the potential energy of a molecule, so the structure with more attractive forces has the lowest potential energy and is therefore the most stable.

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