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Definitions: Examples of Conformational Isomers


Consider the following pairs of molecules and determine whether or not they are conformational isomers. Click on the link below each pair to check your answer.



These molecules are not conformational isomers. Although the front carbons can be made to be identical by a rotation of 120 degrees, the back carbons can never be rotated so that they are identical.

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