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Bonds

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:57 pm
by Hannah Liu 2A
How do you know in which directions to draw the equatorial and axial bonds?

Re: Bonds

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:11 pm
by nickrodgers
I'm pretty sure the equatorial bonds are always horizontal and axial are vertical, right? Is there anymore to it?

Re: Bonds

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:16 pm
by Camille_Rousculp_3A
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.

Re: Bonds

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:37 pm
by Sarah_Kremer_1A
Furthermore, the substituents generally have equatorial (horizontal) bonds while the hydrogens have axial bonds.

Re: Bonds

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:53 pm
by alvarado_natalie_2H
When adding substituents in then how do you know from where to begin on the chair conformation?