Conformation Determining

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Clara_Nguyen_1D
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Conformation Determining

Postby Clara_Nguyen_1D » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:48 pm

How can we tell based on a formula if an alkane is staggered or eclipsed?

Jonathan Sarquiz 3F
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Re: Conformation Determining

Postby Jonathan Sarquiz 3F » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:49 pm

You cannot. However, if they give you a formula, they could ask you to draw its Newman Projection in the gauche conformation or in the eclipsed conformation.

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Re: Conformation Determining

Postby Kaitlin_Ryan_ 3K » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:55 pm

The only way to tell is by seeing the Newman Projection.


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