Newman Projections: Only 2 Carbons?

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Maggie Miller 2K
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Newman Projections: Only 2 Carbons?

Postby Maggie Miller 2K » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:01 pm


Just out of currosity, are Newman projections only used for 2 carbon structures? What would happen if you wanted to draw 3 or 4 carbon structures?

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Re: Newman Projections: Only 2 Carbons?

Postby Megan Yabumoto 3K » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:08 pm

Newman projections are used to visualize conformations of one carbon-carbon bond so are only drawn with one in the front and one in the back. Different visualizations would be used to depict the conformations of more than 2 carbons.

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