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Unformatted text preview: 4.5 Conformations of Cyclohexane strain free chair conformation 4.6 Axial and Equatorial Bonds in Cyclohexane axial: perpendicular to the ring, equatorial: around the ring equator ring flips switch positions of functional groups 4.7 Conformations of Monosubstituted Cyclohexanes equatorial substituents are more stable than axial 1,3-diaxial interactions (sterics) 4.8 Conformations of Disubstituted Cyclohexanes Sheet1 Page 2 diequatorial is best larger substituent group is better in the equatorial position 4.9 Conformations of Polycyclic Molecules bridgehead carbons: shared carbons bridgehead hydrogens: bonded to shared carbons, determines if the ring is cis- or trans-fused cis-fused is more stable...
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