Organic Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305080483
ISBN 13: 978-1-30508-048-5

Chapter 4 - Organic Compounds: Cycloalkanes and Their Stereochemistry - Problem: 11

Answer

Notice that the methyl groups are farther apart in the more stable state conformation of cis-1,3-dimethylcyclobutane. This indicates less repulsion.

Work Step by Step

Examine the groups on pages 76 and 77. Notice that the methyl groups are farther apart in the more stable state conformation of cis-1,3-dimethylcyclobutane. This indicates less repulsion.
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