Quiz 9 - between the most stable and the least stable...

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1. Draw the least stable conformation of pentane using a Newman projection of the view along the C 2 -C 3 bond. 2. Using the table of strain energies below, arrange the conformations of 2-methylbutane in order of increasing stability (1=least stable, 3=most stable). What is the difference in energy
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Unformatted text preview: between the most stable and the least stable confotmation? Strain energies: H-H eclipsing = 1 kcal/mol CH 3-H eclipsing = 1.3 kcal/mol CH 3-CH 3 eclipsing = 3.0 kcal/mol CH 3-CH 3 gauche = 0.9 kcal/mol 1 of 1 12/3/2010 2:49 PM...
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course CHEM 3331 taught by Professor Bean during the Spring '08 term at University of Houston.

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