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Postby 805377003 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:37 pm

Identify the axial and equatorial atoms in the three‑dimensional structure.

How do you identify the axial atoms vs. the equatorial atoms in the 3-d structure.

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Re: Homework

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:43 pm

In general, axial atoms are up and down, or vertical. Equatorial groups are approximately horizontal, going right and left of the central atom.

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Re: Homework

Postby AustinMcBrideDis3L » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:54 pm

Axial is referring the axis position (the vertical axis), and equatorial are the ones surrounding the middle (think the equator of a globe) and the north and South Pole are the axes.

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