Conformational Isomers Video Lessons

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Concept: Understanding what a conformer is. 

Problem: Please draw the following molecule after rotating the bond indicated by the arrow. 

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We’re being asked to draw the structure that reflects the given bond rotation.



Recall conformational isomers are a class of isomers that differ in their single or σ bond rotation. Sigma bonds can freely rotate while pi bonds cannot.


For the given structure, we can produce two structures depending on which side we rotate:



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Please draw the following molecule after rotating the bond indicated by the arrow. 

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