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anonymous

  • one year ago

What is meant by the chair confirmation of cyclohexane? Which form of hydrogen atoms on the ring is more stable axial or equatorial, and why? Thanks, Shizuka

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  1. thadyoung
    • one year ago
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    That means that the molecule is not planar. |dw:1433653990839:dw|

  2. thadyoung
    • one year ago
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    Well, when you have a substituted cyclohexane ring, equitorial is preferred, since this prevents steric hindrance between the substituent.

  3. thadyoung
    • one year ago
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    also, less torsion

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    Right, but was do you mean by steric hindrance and torsion, if I want to expand on this?

  6. anonymous
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    @thadyoung

  7. thadyoung
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    steric hindrance, the methyl group can block an incoming group. it is a possibility, of other larger groups, like SO\(_4\) groups or something of the like. |dw:1435270515134:dw|

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