What are the difference between a staggered, eclipsed, gauche and anti-conformation?
Consider the diagram, which depicts..........
.........which depicts conformational isomers for
The second line of the illustration gives the Newmann projections, where we look down the
We would predict the eclipsed structure, where the methyl termini are each at 12 o'clock to be the high energy conformer.....
There is a fairly soft energy of interchange between the conformers as shown in the given energy profile.