Conformations of ethane

Conformations of ethane

The staggered conformation of ethane is more stable than the eclipsed conformation.

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Eclipsed conformation

Staggered conformation

Space-filling model

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Addition

Addition is a reaction in which the molecules of two or more substances unite without the formation of a by-product.

Ethane (C₂H₆)

The second member in the homologous series of straight-chain alkanes.

Ethene (ethylene) (C₂H₄)

The first member in the homologous series of 1-alkenes.

Ethyne (acetylene) (C₂H₂)

The first member of the homologous series of alkyne hydrocarbons.

Polymerisation of ethene

Polymerised ethylene is known as polyethylene, a type of plastic.

Bromofluorochloromethane (CHClBrF)

The molecule has two enantiomers: stereoisomers that are mirror images of each other and are not superimposable.

Propane (C₃H₈)

The third member in the homologous series of straight-chain alkanes.

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