Problem: (a) Given a cyclohexane framework in a chair conformation, label each position as axial (ax) or equatorial (eq). (b) On the same figure, label all positions that are gauche (ga.) to the Y group on carbon 1.A bin may hold more than one label.ax.       eq.       ga.

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(a) Axial: lie parallel to the ring axis

Equatorial: lie perpendicular to the ring

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(a) Given a cyclohexane framework in a chair conformation, label each position as axial (ax) or equatorial (eq). 

(b) On the same figure, label all positions that are gauche (ga.) to the Y group on carbon 1.

A bin may hold more than one label.

ax.       eq.       ga.

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