Problem: Sketch an approximate potential energy diagram for rotation about the carbon–carbon bond in 2,2-dimethylpropane similar to that shown in Figures 3.4 and 3.7. Does the form of the potential energy curve of 2,2-dimethylpropane more closely resemble that of ethane or that of butane? 

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Sketch an approximate potential energy diagram for rotation about the carbon–carbon bond in 2,2-dimethylpropane similar to that shown in Figures 3.4 and 3.7. Does the form of the potential energy curve of 2,2-dimethylpropane more closely resemble that of ethane or that of butane? 

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