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The Molecular Structure of Cyclobutene, C_4H_6

Goldish, Elihu and Hedberg, Kenneth and Schomaker, Verner (1956) The Molecular Structure of Cyclobutene, C_4H_6. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 78 (12). pp. 2714-2716. ISSN 0002-7863. doi:10.1021/ja01593a018.

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The molecular structure of cyclobutene has been studied by electron diffraction in the gas phase. The bond distance and bond angle results for a molecule of C_(2v) symmetry are C-C_(ave) = 1.537 ± 0.010 Å., C=C = 1.325 ± 0.04 Å. and ∠ C=C-C = 94.0 ± 0.8°; the lengths of the two types of single bonds probably do not differ by more than 0.06 Å. The bond lengths are discussed in connection with the possible effects of cross-ring repulsion, hyperconjugation, and angle stresses at the carbon atoms.

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Additional Information:© 1956 American Chemical Society. Received February 6, 1956.
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Official Citation:The Molecular Structure of Cyclobutene, C4H6 Elihu Goldish, Kenneth Hedberg, and Verner Schomaker Journal of the American Chemical Society 1956 78 (12), 2714-2716 DOI: 10.1021/ja01593a018
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