What are the relative stabilities of different conformations of ethane. Is it possible to isolate these at room temperature?

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Staggered form of ethane is more stable than the eclipsed form because the force of repulsion be-tween hydrogen atoms on adjacent C atom is mini¬mum. The energy difference between the staggered form and the eclipsed form of ethane is just 12.55 kj . Therefore, it is not possible for these two forms of ethane to isolate at room temperature.