What are two conformations of cis-1,4-dimethyl cyclohexane?

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Mar 4, 2016

There are one chair conformation and two boat conformations of cis-1,4-dimethylcyclohexane.

The chair form

The structure of cis-1,4-dimethylcyclohexane is


You can draw two "flipped" cyclohexane chairs.


The two conformations are identical.

There is only one chair conformation of cis-1,4-dimethylcyclohexane.

The boat forms

You can also draw two "flipped" boat conformations.


The two conformations are different, but the one on the right is more stable.