Butane Newman Projections

Eclipsed and staggered methyl groups

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The structures above show the staggered and eclipsed forms of butane.

The eclipsed form of butane is when the two methyl groups coloured green and blue overlap.

The staggered conformation of butane is when both the methyls coloured green and blue are clearly visible.

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