Are there other less stable conformations in the cyclohexanes?

1 Answer
Sep 19, 2015

Cyclohexane has two main conformations: Chair and Boat


The main conformations of cyclohexane are Chair and Boat.
Chair is more stable than boat since its less energetic.

However, during the process of ring flipping, other highly unstable conformations could be studied such as: Half-chair and Twist.

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A video on cyclohexane isomerism and ring flipping here:

This video explains the ring flipping:

This video explains why chair is more stable than boat conformation: