Eclipsed Conformation

Eclipsed Conformation Definition:

The Eclipsed conformation molecular conformation in which the groups/substituents on the adjacent atoms are in closest proximity to each other. We can also say that the groups are eclipsing each other in a Newman projection.

Eclipsed Conformation Explained:

An eclipsed conformation has two atoms or groups that have a dihedral angle of 0 or 120 degrees. The bonds on an axis of rotation are aligned. This confirmation represents high torsional strain and is hence not the most stable.

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