Organic Chemistry - Conformations of cycloheptane

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would angle bonding or nonbonding contribute most to the ring strain of cycloheptane. Explain

Oct 3rd, 2015

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Bond angle strain causes a ring to have a poor overlap between the molecules, bringing about feeble and reactive C-C bonds. An eclipsed spatial arrangement of the atoms on the cycloalkanes results in high energy. Another kind of strain is known as the bond angle strain, and it is available when there is a poor overlap between the atoms. There must be a perfect bond angle to accomplish the greatest bond strength and that will permit the overlapping of the atomic orbitals.

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Sep 21st, 2015

i thought that cycloheptane will have non bonding strain that will contribute more to the ring strain due to the shape of the structure thus 

Sep 21st, 2015

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