most stable cyclohexane

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most stable cyclohexane

Postby Derek Li--Dis1a » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:59 pm

Is the most stable cyclohexane with two substituents be 1-substituent-4-substituentcyclohexane? These two substituents are in equatorial positions. A 1-substituent-2-substituentcyclohexane would not be the most stable because the substituents are not in positions 1 and 4? (assume substituents are in equatorial positions)

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Re: most stable cyclohexane

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:01 pm

Yeah, 1,4 would be a bit better than 1,2. Especially if you have an especially large substituent (eg. two tert-butyl groups in the 1,2 equatorial positions will probably interact with each other, but in the 1,4 equatorial positions they're unlikely to ever meet)

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