Problem: For the substituted cyclohexane compound given below, highlight the groups - by clicking on atoms - that will sterically interact with the methyl group in a 1,3-diaxial fashion.

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We are asked to highlight the groups that will sterically interact with the methyl group in a 1,3-diaxial fashion.


Diaxial interaction (1,3-diaxial interaction) is an interaction between two axial substituents on a cyclohexane ring.

  • This occurs on axial groups that are on the same side of the ring. 


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For the substituted cyclohexane compound given below, highlight the groups - by clicking on atoms - that will sterically interact with the methyl group in a 1,3-diaxial fashion.


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