Organic Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305080483
ISBN 13: 978-1-30508-048-5

Chapter 4 - Organic Compounds: Cycloalkanes and Their Stereochemistry - Exercises - Page 114c: 36


A 1,2-trans disubstituted cyclohexane is always both axial or equatorial.

Work Step by Step

The axial and equatorial both alternate in point in one direction. If one points up the other points down. Since we are looking at adjacent trans atoms, they would both have to be axial or equatorial.
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