Chair conformation

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Chair conformation

Postby Gina_Chiarolla_3C » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:32 am

For a cyclohexane with an ethyl substituent, does it matter where you put the substituent to make it the most stable? Should it go on the tip? Or can you put it anywhere?

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Re: Chair conformation

Postby Milan Hirpara 3K » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:45 am

You can put it anywhere on ring as long as it is in the equatorial position.

Winnie Liu 1M
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Re: Chair conformation

Postby Winnie Liu 1M » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:18 am

Does it also not matter where we start counting the carbons? My answers are almost always slightly different than the book.

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Re: Chair conformation

Postby Imani Johnson 1H » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:26 am

Equatorial is more stable than axial conformation so I would say put it at an equatorial position

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