How to position substituents for chair conformation

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How to position substituents for chair conformation

Postby 504594108 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:21 pm

How do you know whether a substituent should be in the axial or equitorial position?

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Re: How to position substituents for chair conformation

Postby Emily Beck 3A » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:29 pm

Molecules will always want to be arranged in the most stable position. Since this is the case, substituents prefer to be in the equatorial position in order to minimize strain.


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