Drawing the Chair
Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:55 pm
When we draw the chair conformation is it necessary to include all of the hydrogens? Usually the question is asking about two substituents on the chair and it seems like a waste of time to also draw in all the hydrogen bonds when they are implied.
Re: Drawing the Chair
Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:44 pm
Yeah, don't draw all the hydrogens. Just make sure it's clear whether your substituents are axial or equatorial. If drawing a hydrogen on the same carbon that the substituent is connected to, then you should probably do that. Otherwise, don't draw all the hydrogens.