Problem: When two cyclohexane molecules are attached at a carbon-carbon bond to form a bicyclic cyclohexane, they are called a decalin. Name the following two decalins. Then, circle which of them is the most stable and explain why.

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When two cyclohexane molecules are attached at a carbon-carbon bond to form a bicyclic cyclohexane, they are called a decalin. Name the following two decalins. Then, circle which of them is the most stable and explain why.

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