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In the given conformation, if $C_2$ is rotated $C_2 -C_3$ bond anticlockwise by an angle of $120^{\circ}$ then the conformation obtained is

(a) Fully eclipsed conformation

(b) Partially eclipsed conformation

(c) Gauche conformation

(d) staggered conformation

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The conformation obtained will be gauche conformation.
Gauche refers to confrontational isomers.
where two vicinal groups are separated by a $60^{\circ}$ torsion angle.
Hence c is the correct answer.
answered Feb 20, 2014 by meena.p

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