conformation

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Rotation about single bond of butane to interconvert one conformation to another. The staggered conformation on the right is a conformer, while the eclipsed conformation on the left is a transition state between conformers. Above: Newman projection; below: depiction of spatial orientation.

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conformation (countable and uncountable, plural conformations)

  1. The act of conforming; the act of producing conformity.
  2. The state of being conformed; agreement; hence; structure, as depending on the arrangement of parts; form; arrangement.
  3. (chemistry) The spatial arrangement of a group of atoms in a molecule as a result of rotation about a covalent bond which remains unbroken.

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conformation (plural conformationes)

  1. conformation