# Cyclohexane Chair Flip

Organic Chemistry | Conformation of Cyclic Alkanes - Part 3/3.

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## Key Questions

Chair is more stable than boat because... see explanation

#### Explanation:

In both conformations chair and boat, the bond angle is ${109.5}^{\circ}$ which eliminates the angular strain in the cyclohexane structure. However, why chair is more stable than boat?

The answer is because of the torsional and steric strains which are more present in a boat conformation.

This video explains in details the conformation energy of cycloalkanes:

Yes

#### Explanation:

All equatorial substituents become axial and vice versa.

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