Chair vs. Boat

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Clara_Nguyen_1D
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Chair vs. Boat

Postby Clara_Nguyen_1D » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:09 pm

How does a chair conformation turn into a boat conformation and vice versa? Which is more stable?

Calvin Huang 3D
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Re: Chair vs. Boat

Postby Calvin Huang 3D » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:12 pm

Chair is the most stable conformation. A chair will transition through a boat conformation when going through a chair flip.

ariana_cruz_1C
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Re: Chair vs. Boat

Postby ariana_cruz_1C » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:12 pm

Chair conformation is more stable than the boat confirmation. In the boat confirmation the hydrogens are bumping into each other (flagpole interactions), therefore causing steric strain.
Chair conformation has no steric strain because no atoms are bumping into each other, the H on the adjacent C is staggered.


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