Ring Flipping

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Ring Flipping

Postby Jaime_Chamberlain_3G » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:16 pm

Can someone please explain ring flipping in a little more detail? I'm still confused. Thank you.

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Re: Ring Flipping

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:55 pm

Ring flipping is how we describe when a cyclkoalkane, most commonly cyclohexane, inverts. In this way, equatorial atoms because axial and vice versa. Here is a great image from Wikipedia showing the process of ring flipping:


Another way to think of ring flipping is "chair flipping." This website has a good explanation:

http://www.masterorganicchemistry.com/2 ... hair-flip/

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