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self test 3.3A

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:32 pm
by AshleyAguilar_1F
why would there be more molecules in the gauche conformation at higher temperatures?

Re: self test 3.3A

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:26 am
by Karan Ishii 3E
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.