Cyclohexane Lab Report

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Cyclohexanes give off an extremely high, unfavorable energy due to the spatial orientation of the atoms. Since these atoms are proximally close steric hindrance is observed. When comparing planar cyclohexanes with a chair conformation of a cyclohexane it is important to note how severe the angle strain, torsional strain, and steric strain could be. In planar cyclohexanes the torsional strain and angle strain is quite severe; this is because all C-C bonds are eclipsed (torsional) and all of the internal bond angles deviate from 109° to 120° (angle). Although, the chair conformation of cyclohexane shows no angle strain (all bond angles are 109°), no torsional strain (all C-C bonds are staggered), and minimal steric strain (due to the absence

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