Problem: The preferred conformation of cis-1-isopropyl-2-methylcyclohexane is one in which: a. the isopropyl group is axial and the methyl group is equatorial b. the methyl group is axial and the isopropyl group is equatorial c. both groups are axial d. both groups are equatorial e. the molecule exists in a twist-boat conformation

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The preferred conformation of cis-1-isopropyl-2-methylcyclohexane is one in which:

a. the isopropyl group is axial and the methyl group is equatorial

b. the methyl group is axial and the isopropyl group is equatorial

c. both groups are axial

d. both groups are equatorial

e. the molecule exists in a twist-boat conformation

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