Problem: Given cyclohexane in a chair conformation, substitute two of the H labels with Br to construct the most stable isomer and conformation of 1,3-dibromocyclohexane.

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Chair conformations → prefer equatorial positions for substituents

red Hs are in equatorial positions

  • For 1,3-dibromocyclohexane, we have 2 -Brs 1 C apart. 
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Given cyclohexane in a chair conformation, substitute two of the H labels with Br to construct the most stable isomer and conformation of 1,3-dibromocyclohexane.

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