Equatorial and axial bonds

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Abbey Kerscher 3O
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Equatorial and axial bonds

Postby Abbey Kerscher 3O » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:51 pm

How do you identify an equatorial bond versus an axial bond?

Vivian Wang 3J
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Re: Equatorial and axial bonds

Postby Vivian Wang 3J » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:57 am

Axial bonds point up/down and are referred to accordingly.
Equatorial bonds only point slightly up/down and are referred to accordingly.

Start with the carbon to carbon bonds. Think of how those are arranged according to the conformations.
For chair conformation of cyclohexane, "each carbon atom has one C-H bond in an axial position, and one C-H bonds in an equatorial position."
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Re: Equatorial and axial bonds

Postby Palmquist_Sierra_2N » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:58 pm

when drawing cis and trans on a molecule like that does it matter if you draw off the axial or the equatorial?

Abbey Kerscher 3O
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Re: Equatorial and axial bonds

Postby Abbey Kerscher 3O » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:00 pm

It doesn't matter if as long as you alternate.

Ashley Curtis 2O
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Re: Equatorial and axial bonds

Postby Ashley Curtis 2O » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:54 pm

In the photo, which bond would be which on the carbon I labeled 3? How would I be able to tell that on a test?
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