↑ Stability ↓ Potential energy
Isopentane (a.k.a. 2-methylbutane) is a compound containing a branched carbon chain. A Newman projection is given for six conformations about the C2-C3 bond of isopentane. On the curve of potential energy versus angle of internal rotation for isopentane, label each energy maximum and minimum with one of the conformations.
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