Ring Flip

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Ring Flip

Postby Dianna Grigorian 1C » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:39 pm

Can someone explain what it means for the ring flip to occur? Is there a certain reason why we need to draw it, or is it just to show another energy structure?

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Re: Ring Flip

Postby Vandan_Patel_3L » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:51 pm

The ring flip just two ways of drawing the chair conformation and it occurs with random collisions. Both have the same energy except when there are substituents. When this occurs there is one chair structure that is preferred based on the one that has the lower energy.

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