Question

Which of the following cycloalkanes involve maximum torsional strain?

Solution

Correct option is

Cyclopropane

 

According to Baeyer’s strain theory, the amount of the strain is directly proportional to the angle of deviation.  

    

d is minimum in case of cyclohexane and maximum in case of cyclopropane, thus torsional strain is maximum in cyclopropane

SIMILAR QUESTIONS

Q1

The number of enantiomers and meso forms of the compound. 

     

are respectively,

 

Q2

The molecular formula of a saturated compound is C2H4Cl2. The formula permits the existence of two

Q3

Keto form is more stable in

Q4

Enol form is more stable in

Q5

Which will form geometrical isomers?

Q6

(+) and (–) forms of optically active compounds are different in

Q7

Number of chiral centres in

Q8

Which of the following statements is not correct?

Q9

The functional groups —OH, —COOH, —CHO, —OCH3 attached to a chiral carbon is in the preference order

Q10

Which of the following statements is/are incorrect for D-(+)-glyceraldehyde?