Organic Chemistry As a Second Language, 3e: First Semester Topics

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Chapter 6 - Conformations - 6.6 Comparing The Stability Of Chairs - Problems - Page 130: 6.39

Answer

The more stable chair is the second one.
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Work Step by Step

1. Draw both chairs with the substituents. - We've learned how to do this on the previous sections. 2. Find the largest substituent. - In this case the isopropyl is the largest (The one with 3 carbons). 3. Now, identify the chair where the largest group is in the equatorial position. - In the second chair, the isopropyl is in the equatorial position, so it is the more stable.
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