I have the following question from my Organic Chemistry textbook:
I'm asked to convert the following line diagram into a Newman Projection.
The arrow pointing to the carbon signifies "looking down the carbon".
My logic was the following:
At the carbon that is being pointed at by the arrow, there are 3 bonds to other carbons, all of which are in the same plane due to the absence of any 'dashed lines' or 'solid wedges' that would indicate otherwise.
I then concluded that the geometry of that carbon is trigonal planar and that it has a lone pair, since all the bonds to other carbons are in the same plane.
However, drawing a Newman Projection for an atom with trigonal planar geometry proves to be impossible.
I'm not sure how to go about converting this line diagram into a Newman projection.
How can I do so?