Ch 3 in Intro to Organic Chemistry

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Elnaz Guivatchian 3L
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Ch 3 in Intro to Organic Chemistry

Postby Elnaz Guivatchian 3L » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:12 pm

Can someone explain number 10 to me in ch 3
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Geoffrey Zhang 3I
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Re: Ch 3 in Intro to Organic Chemistry

Postby Geoffrey Zhang 3I » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:40 pm

The most stable form of cyclobutane is the butterfly where 2 carbons are on the same plane and the other two are slightly tilted upwards to decrease the steric strain. This forms kind of a slanted diamond shape. The accepted name is butterfly due to the attached hydrogens resembling the wings.


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