Newman projection for cyclohexane!

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Newman projection for cyclohexane!

Postby Regina Chi 2K » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:09 pm

For problem 8C on the the 2013 practice final, I could tell that the Newman projection is showing a cyclohexane molecule, but I was wondering how you be able to tell that it was in the chair conformation.

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Re: Newman projection for cyclohexane!

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:44 pm

Hi Regina, the Newman projection for cyclohexane is staggered, so it is the most stable conformation, which is a chair.

In a chair, the axial/equatorial positions keep alternating between up and down when we move around the ring, and this is also basically the same thing as staggered.

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