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Which of the following cyclohexane conformations has the MOST energy (is the LEAST stable)? a. chair b. half-chair c. boat d. twist-boat

Which of the following cyclohexane conformations has the MOST energy (is the 


LEAST stable)? 


a. chair 


b. half-chair 


c. boat 


d. twist-boat 


Grade:upto college level

1 Answers

Ruchi Shaw
askIITians Faculty 35 Points
8 years ago
Boat conformation of cyclohexane is least stable conformation, because two axial hydrogen atom in boat form experience vander waals repulsion. Due to vander waals repulsion energy of molecule in boat form increases and is least stable in compare of other conformers of cyclohexane.
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Ruchi Shaw
askIITians faculty
MSc,Panjab University

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