Problem: What chair conformation represents the most stable chair conformation of Molecule A? (Top Hat)

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If we assign the "wedges" to convert to "pointing up" and the "dashes" to be "pointing down". We should get 2 Me, pointing up separated by a carbon and 2 Me pointing down right next to one of the Me pointing down. Take note that we need to choose the configuration which is appropriate to the bondline that has the most substituents in equatorial to get the most stable conformation. You should narrow down the choices to C and D 

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What chair conformation represents the most stable chair conformation of Molecule A? (Top Hat)

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