# How can you account for energy of different conformers of ethane?

##### 1 Answer
Jan 19, 2017

Well, have you made a model?

#### Explanation:

You make the model, and LOOK down the ${H}_{3} C - C {H}_{3}$ bond.

Clearly, when the hydrogens are eclipsed with respect to each other, there will be maximum steric interaction in this conformation. When the hydrogen atoms are staggered, the lowest energy conformer will result.