I have another ochem question. In certain chair drawings it looks like the bond angle is much smaller than it was before the chair was drawn. Wouldn't this make it less stable?

asked by @michaelt50 • 11 months ago • Organic Chemistry • 5 pts
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/lightcat-files/chat_images/jVUDHPlTaa7LJ4Rci1FB_Screenshot%2045.JPG Michael commented 11 months ago
  • Can you post a picture? Ideally sp3 bonds want to be near 109 degree so lessening it would result in lest stable compound but still it depends on the structure and by how much it was decreased Nika commented 11 months ago
  • The chair below and left on the picture is drawn by hand (as opposed to computer drawing on the top) so they are the same. Nika commented 11 months ago
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Sorry I'm a little confused about how this works. My question was transferred here from the chat.

answered by @michaelt50 • 11 months ago

-_- yes I can see that with my eyeballs. I mean before the chair was drawn as in a 2d cyclohexane looks like the angles are bigger, here the angles look smaller

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answered by @michaelt50 • 11 months ago

Hi @michaelt50! Cyclohexane is not actually flat and that 2D hexagon is not a good demonstration of what it looks like. I attached a 3D image of it. Cyclohexane will appear in that way if you look it on side view. enter image description here

answered by @reyn • 11 months ago

This is perfect. Thank you!

answered by @michaelt50 • 11 months ago