Favorable Formatons

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Favorable Formatons

Postby Mir Raza 3D » Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:06 am

Is a boat formation ever more favorable than a chair formation?

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Re: Favorable Formatons

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:29 am

No. Chair is most favorable always.
But depending on the substituents on the chair, the chair might have to flip (e.g. to make the substitutents equatorial rather than axial), so you can have a more stable chair and less stable chair of the same molecule.

Boast, twist boat, half chair, etc. all the other conformations are always less favorable than chair, because chair minimizes steric strain.


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