Problem: The conformations of (+)-epichlorohydrin ( 1), viewed along the Ca—Cb bond, can be analyzed in exactly the same manner as the acyclic alkanes discussed in Chapter 4 (J. Phys. Chem. A 2000, 104, 6189–6196). (c) The most stable conformation of 1,2-dichloropropane exhibits a methyl group that is anti to a chlorine atom. Using this information, identify the most stable conformation of 1 and justify your choice.

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The conformations of (+)-epichlorohydrin ( 1), viewed along the Ca—Cb bond, can be analyzed in exactly the same manner as the acyclic alkanes discussed in Chapter 4 (J. Phys. Chem. A 2000, 104, 6189–6196).

(c) The most stable conformation of 1,2-dichloropropane exhibits a methyl group that is anti to a chlorine atom. Using this information, identify the most stable conformation of 1 and justify your choice.

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