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Studies of rotational isomerism

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Because the measured thermodynamic properties of ethane did not agree with those calculated from statistical mechanics, Pitzer proposed the existence of energy barriers hindering internal rotation about single bonds. A consequence of hindered rotation is that molecules may exist in more than one stable conformation: these conformations are referred to as "rotational isomers". Depending on the magnitude of the energy barrier relative to thermal energy, the conformers (or rotamers) may be in...

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University of Oxford
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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6018707871
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Deposit date:
2017-10-05

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