Sometimes we’ll be asked to actually calculate the amount of energy a Newman Projection “spends” while rotating.
Concept #1: 4 Values You Should Memorize
These are the values we’ll need so we can solve for the unknown interactions in these questions.
Example #1: The barrier to rotation for the following molecule is 22 kJ/mol . Determine the energy cost associated with the eclipsing interaction between a bromine and hydrogen atom.
Now it’s time to put your knowledge to the test. Remember to draw the eclipsed version to know what the interactions are!
Practice: The barrier to rotation for 1,2 -dibromopropane along the C1—C2 bond is 28 kJ/mol. Determine the energy cost associated with the eclipsing dibromine interaction.