Ring Strain Practice Problems
cis-1,2-diethylcyclopropane has a larger heat of combustion than that of the trans isomer. Determine the more stable isomer. Explain your answer using drawings.
Determine the total strain energy of cyclooctane using the values shown below.
Actual heat of formation of cyclooctane = −29.7 kcal/mol
Strainless heat of formation of cyclooctane = −39.4 kcal/mol