Order Now
Menu
  Back to all posts Science and Technology Essays

The geometry of a molecule

by Expert TheSmartwriter | 25 Sep 2017

The geometry or shape of a molecule has a signifcant effect on the physical properties of the molecule. The chirality of carbon can determine its optical activity. Even if two compounds are of the same formula, one compound could be transparent the other opaque just because of a slight difference in geometry. The cis and trans configurations of fatty acids affect the melting point even if the fatty acids have similar formulas. The trans-fatty acids have a relatively high melting point and are likely to acculmulate and clog arteries as they stay in solid form (McMurry, 2003).

Need essay sample on

"The geometry of a molecule" topic?

We will write a custom essay sample specifically for you

Proceed

The geometry of a molecule also plays a vital role in determining if a chemical reaction will take place. For example, the Diels-Alder reaction requires the the diene to have the π-bonded carbons in the cis configuration. Should the π-bonded carbons be in the trans configuration, then the reaction process will be antarafacial; highly unlikely to produce the desired cycloaddition product. The product of Hoffman elimination defies the Zaitsef rule due to the steric hindrance of eliminating the leaving group from the most substituted carbon since the base involved is too bulky (March, 1985).

Works Cited

  • March, J. (1985). Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reactions, Mechanisms, and Structure (3rd ed.). New York: Wiley.
  • McMurry, J. (2003). Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (5th ed.). Thomson Learning Asia.
Learn more:
The Technology Industry Running Head: X-Rays The Ethics of Xenotransplantation

Do You need a paper on this topic?

Order Your Essay
Writer avatar

Dr Olivia

№2 In global rating

872

finished papers

611

customer reviews

96%

success rate

Writer avatar

Prof Ned

№5 In global rating

123

finished papers

78

customer reviews

97%

success rate

Writer avatar

Samantha 1

№9 In global rating

6168

finished papers

4460

customer reviews

96%

success rate

Writer avatar

Prof. Akademia

№19 In global rating

234

finished papers

179

customer reviews

100%

success rate

Writer avatar

Prof.Gibb

№6 In global rating

70

finished papers

41

customer reviews

100%

success rate

Writer avatar

Prof. Adam

№10 In global rating

189

finished papers

127

customer reviews

97%

success rate

Writer avatar

Edith

№18 In global rating

156

finished papers

108

customer reviews

100%

success rate

Writer avatar

Supersonic Writer

№13 In global rating

132

finished papers

92

customer reviews

95%

success rate

Writer avatar

Professorpro01

№8 In global rating

68

finished papers

51

customer reviews

100%

success rate

Writer avatar

Great Essays

№14 In global rating

126

finished papers

72

customer reviews

100%

success rate

Order your paper now!

I need
My email
By clicking “Continue”, you agree to our terms of service and privacy policy. We’ll occasionally send you promo and account related emails.

EssayLab Reviews

  • Jason (student)

    I asked Essay Lab to write an essay for me and received paper the next day after I ordered it! Thank you!

  • Kimberly (student)

    Awesome WORK! If I ever need to write my essay – I will use only EssayLab!

  • Matt (student)

    These people are lifesavers! Just ask – “write me an essay” and they will start right away!

Support contacts

[email protected]