Z/E for Chair

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Alyssa-Marie Dones
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Z/E for Chair

Postby Alyssa-Marie Dones » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:27 pm

During Idean's Review he mentioned that for a structure to be Z all that needs to happen is for the substituents to be going in the same direction whether they be equatorial or axial. Does this also mean that the two substituents can be coming off of any of the 6 carbons and be considered Z as long as they're going the same direction?

Alyssa-Marie Dones
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Re: Z/E for Chair

Postby Alyssa-Marie Dones » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:27 pm

(they don't have to be c's on opposite sides of the chair conformation?)

Shaye Busse 3B
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Re: Z/E for Chair

Postby Shaye Busse 3B » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:20 pm

By saying they have to be going in the same direction for Z, it means the two substituents have to both be in the up direction or both in the down direction. Even if they are on opposite sides of the molecule, it is important to note if it is Z or E because they denote different molecules.


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