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Staggered Conformation

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Last updated: 16 Mar, 2011
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A low energy conformation where the bonds on adjacent atoms bisect each other, maximizing the separation and increasing stability. Below are generic representations of staggered conformations in both Newman projects and wedge-and-dash drawings.  Staggered conformations include both gauche and anti conformations.

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