Problem: Consider the cyclohexane derivative below and answer all associate questions. a) Complete the Newman projection looking down the direction indicated. Add all H's and alkyl groups in the correct positions directly on the scaffolds below. b) What is the R/S configuration of all three stereocenters, use the numbering above to indicate which center you are referring to. c) What is the conformation of each group in II (axial, equtorial)?  C1 t-butyl ______  C3 t-butyl _______  methyl  _________ d) Calculate all the interactions for each conformer. Use the table on the next page to assist you. CIRCLE which of the two forms is more stable. I _______________________________________ kcal/mol II _______________________________________ kcal/mol  

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Consider the cyclohexane derivative below and answer all associate questions.

a) Complete the Newman projection looking down the direction indicated. Add all H's and alkyl groups in the correct positions directly on the scaffolds below.

b) What is the R/S configuration of all three stereocenters, use the numbering above to indicate which center you are referring to.

c) What is the conformation of each group in II (axial, equtorial)? 

C1 t-butyl ______  C3 t-butyl _______  methyl  _________

d) Calculate all the interactions for each conformer. Use the table on the next page to assist you. CIRCLE which of the two forms is more stable.

I _______________________________________ kcal/mol

II _______________________________________ kcal/mol

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