Axial/Equatorial

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Dianna Grigorian 1C
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Axial/Equatorial

Postby Dianna Grigorian 1C » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:41 pm

How do we draw the equatorial and axial bonds so that they are alternating? Is there a preference for where we start, or can it be any of the corners as long as it is consistent?

Nick Foucrier 3J
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Re: Axial/Equatorial

Postby Nick Foucrier 3J » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:49 pm

You can start on any corner. For the chair conformation in particular, there will always be one corner pointing up and one corner pointing down. On the corner pointing up draw an axial up bond and on the corner pointing down draw an axial down bond. From there, just alternate axial up/down on each successive Carbon. Then draw the equatorials on the axials. If there is an axial up, draw an equatorial down and vice versa.

KarinaOropeza_2L
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Re: Axial/Equatorial

Postby KarinaOropeza_2L » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:26 pm

on the final 2016 question 7C part 2, why are both the bromo and chloro on the equitorial axis in the conformation ?


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