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Equatorial Substituents on Cyclohexane Chair Conformations

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Last updated: 16 Mar, 2011
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A bonding position on a chair conformation of cyclohexane in which the bond to the ring is approximately in the average plane of the ring (i.e. around the equator).  Because the equatorial positions have more space, the most stable chair conformation typically places the largest substituents in the equatorial position.

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