conformation

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.C01258
The spatial arrangement of the atoms affording distinction between @S05984@ which can be interconverted by rotations about formally single bonds. Some authorities extend the term to include @I03146@ at trigonal pyramidal centres and other @P04755@.
See also:
conformer
,
bisecting conformation
,
chair, boat, twist
,
crown conformation
,
envelope conformation
,
half-chair
,
staggered conformation
,
tub conformation
Sources:
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1099 [Terms] [Paper]
PAC, 1996, 68, 2193. (Basic terminology of stereochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2204 [Terms] [Paper]