Priority for Trans vs. Equatorial

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Priority for Trans vs. Equatorial

Postby Joslyn_Santana_2B » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:38 pm

Is it a rule that equatorial is prioritized over trans when choosing the most stable conformation for cyclohexanes?
I had made it trans, making the Chloro equatorial down, and the methyl axial up.
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Re: Priority for Trans vs. Equatorial

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:09 pm

With two substituents, the cyclohexane conformation that is most stable is the one in which both substituents are in the equatorial position as the two substituents will be the furthest apart.

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