Problem: Identify the true statement regarding the cyclohexane below.a) This is the cis isomer and the ring flip gives a more stable conformation.b) This is the cis isomer and is the most stable conformation.c) This is the trans isomer and is the most stable conformation.d) This is the trans isomer and the ring flip gives the more stable conformation.

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Cyclohexane substituents → prefer equatorial positions

 -Cl and -CH3 pointing different directions (downward and upward) → trans isomer

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Identify the true statement regarding the cyclohexane below.


a) This is the cis isomer and the ring flip gives a more stable conformation.

b) This is the cis isomer and is the most stable conformation.

c) This is the trans isomer and is the most stable conformation.

d) This is the trans isomer and the ring flip gives the more stable conformation.

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