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Cylohexanol stability of conformations

  1. Feb 25, 2012 #1
    There is an equilibrium between the conformer in which OH is axial and the conformer in which OH is equatorial.

    axial - equatorial

    in apolar solvents, the equilibrium is less displaced to the right than in polar solvents.

    Any ideas?

    I think it has to do with entropy but not sure how...
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  3. Mar 2, 2012 #2


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    Think dipole moment.
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