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Conformations of Ethane


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Stereochemistry
systematic study of the three dimensional arrangement of atoms in molecules
conformations
different arrangement of atoms that result from bond rotations
Conformers
isomers that differ in the spatial orientation of their atoms due to rotation of bonds
Sawhorse Representation
Show molecules at an angle, showing a molecular model.
Newman projections
A way of drawing the conformations of a molecule by looking straight down the bond connecting two carbon atoms.
Staggered
Anti periplanar has what confirmation?
Eclipsed
_______ conformations are at energy maxima
torsional strain
Decreased stability of a molecule associated with eclipsed bonds