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Mon January 07, 2013 By:

what is conformations of alkanes like ethane etc?

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Sun January 13, 2013

Conformations , various forms of molecule are  related by  very simple rotation around a single bond. These kind of inter  conversions are generally very fast,  because of that  sample of a molecule can exist in many different conformations.

For alkanes, many conformations can be shown by using the dash-wedge notation in structural drawing. An alternative approach is  Newman Projection, which view molecule by looking a C-C bond axis.

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