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So, I was able to make a boat in Chem3D...

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:07 pm
by Se-Young Lee
I know a lot of you have been confused about some of the last questions in the Organic Chemistry workbook, where it asked to change a cyclohexane in the chair conformation to a cyclohexane in a boat conformation, simply by changing its orientation in space, but this is clearly impossible to do. I'm not completely sure if the method I have found is perfectly correct, but the way I conformed my cyclohexane into the boat conformation, is by creating a cyclohexane template by providing "CH2(CH2)5" as input to the molecule creator, "cleaning up" the molecule by clicking the "Structure" menu, and adjusting the atoms before "cleaning up" the molecule a final time. If uploading images becomes a permanent feature on Chemistry Community, I will upload an image of the results.

Re: So, I was able to make a boat in Chem3D...

Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:54 am
by y3chem
thanks for the directions

I tried flipping on end of my chair conformation up using replace textbox, but the shape goes crazy after I hit MM2.
what I did was like this
http://img.sparknotes.com/figures/1/1bb ... ig2_35.gif

Re: So, I was able to make a boat in Chem3D...

Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:58 pm
by Se-Young Lee
Hey, yes-- since the boat conformation isn't stable for cyclohexane, I simply used the "clean up" option under the "structure" menu.