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Oscillation

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:04 am
by Zane Mills 1E
In professor Lavelle's lecture, he mentioned that the butterfly conformation constantly oscillated in order to maintain less strain and a staggered conformation, is this true for envelope and chair conformations as well?

Re: Oscillation

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:58 pm
by Chem_Mod
Yes, molecules at reasonably high temperatures are always undergoing oscillations. However, they spend most of their time on average in lower energy configurations.