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 - Problem - Page 107: 15


The axial conformation of cyclohexanol will have more energy than the equatorial conformation.

Work Step by Step

The axial conformation has steric strain with two other axial atoms. The equatorial conformation is facing away from the chair so it has less strain.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.