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Stable Chair Conformations and E / Z Structures of Alkenes

1. Draw the most stable chair conformations for the following chemicals. Explain why you chose your answer.

a) trans-1-ethyl-3-methylcyclohexane

b) cis-1-ethyl-4-isopropylcyclohexane

2. Draw the structure of
a) (2Z, 4E, 6-cis)-3-cyclopentyl-5-flouro-4-isopropylocta-2,4,6-triene

b) trans-1-flouro-3-iodocyclopentane

Solution Summary

The solution gives tips for drawing chair conformations of cyclohexane and shows how to work out the priorities in a complex triene with E/Z naming.