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Postby Hannah Liu 2A » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:57 pm

How do you know in which directions to draw the equatorial and axial bonds?

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Re: Bonds

Postby nickrodgers » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:11 pm

I'm pretty sure the equatorial bonds are always horizontal and axial are vertical, right? Is there anymore to it?

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Re: Bonds

Postby Camille_Rousculp_3A » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:16 pm

Yep, the axial is always up or down and the equatorial is always 109.5 degrees from the axial bond. In the chair conformation, the top of the chair has an axial up bond and equatorial down, and then from there it alternates axial down and up for all six carbons.

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Re: Bonds

Postby Sarah_Kremer_1A » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:37 pm

Furthermore, the substituents generally have equatorial (horizontal) bonds while the hydrogens have axial bonds.

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Re: Bonds

Postby alvarado_natalie_2H » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:53 pm

When adding substituents in then how do you know from where to begin on the chair conformation?

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