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OCHEM optical isomers vs rotamers

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by pepocho, May 21, 2014.

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    pepocho 2+ Year Member

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    Rotamers is totally different. Talking about conformation here, like for ethane, going through eclipsed and staggered conformations....

    (Same molecule but rotated around single bond)
     
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    Maybe the confusing thing is that optical isomers will rotate plane polarized light (clockwise or CCW). We're talking about stereoisomerism, here. Nothing to do with "rotamers"
     
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