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Twist Boat Conformation

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:48 pm
by Sanjan Kumar 1A
In what situations would we know to use the twist boat conformation? Is that just an extra step between the boat conformation and the chair conformation?

Re: Twist Boat Conformation

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:14 am
by Chem_Mod
Yep, the chair undergoes a twist boat conformation before it reaches the boat conformation.

After that, it goes twist boat again (but in the opposite twist that it began with), and then it goes to a chair that's the flipped version of the first chair. That's how chair flipping happens.