Conformers, Stereochemistry and Cycloalkanes

Carbon has the ability to participate in a number of bonding geometries - tetrahedral, trigonal and linear - to other carbon atoms as well as to other elements. This gives rise to a vast number of molecules based on carbon and to the existence of isomeric and conformational forms for many of these. This module reviews the conformational and chiral structures that can exist in alkanes and substituted alkanes.