Equatorial vs. Axial

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Danielle DIS2L
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Equatorial vs. Axial

Postby Danielle DIS2L » Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:00 pm

How would you differentiate equatorial and axial atoms?

AdilaAhmed3I
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Re: Equatorial vs. Axial

Postby AdilaAhmed3I » Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:06 pm

I think of equatorial as the equator line on a globe. It goes horizontally like on the x plane.
Axial is like an axes on a globe. It goes vertically on the Y plane.

Taha 2D
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Re: Equatorial vs. Axial

Postby Taha 2D » Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:07 pm

Axial bonds alternate up and down, and are shown "vertical". Equatorial groups are approximately horizontal, but actually somewhat distorted from that, so that the angle from the axial group is a bit more than a right angle

rita_debbaneh2G
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Re: Equatorial vs. Axial

Postby rita_debbaneh2G » Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:26 pm

Equatorial atoms are those which bond with non ring atoms and form angles that are small compared to the plane of the ring. Axial atoms are those which bond with non-ring atoms and form angles that reach up to 90 degrees. Also, equatorial are an a horizantal axis (think equator) and axial are on a vertical axis.

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Re: Equatorial vs. Axial

Postby Nina Tartibi 1F » Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:29 pm

Equatorial atoms are on the horizontal x-axis, while axial atoms are on the vertical y-axis


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