self test 3.3A

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AshleyAguilar_1F
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self test 3.3A

Postby AshleyAguilar_1F » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:32 pm

why would there be more molecules in the gauche conformation at higher temperatures?

Karan Ishii 3E
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Re: self test 3.3A

Postby Karan Ishii 3E » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:26 am

I would guess that it's because at high temperatures theres more kinetic energy where the molecules collide more, rotating the butane carbons to be in their conformations that are less stable. Gauche isn't as unstable as the other two eclipsed conformations which would revert more easily to a gauche butane or the anti-butane.


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