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Axial Bond

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  • In the chair conformation of cyclohexane there are two types of carbon-hydrogen bonds.

    1. Axial Bonds

     

     

    2. Equatorial Bonds

     

     

    When two chair conformations interconvert via less stable conformations, axial bonds and equatorial bonds exchange themselves, i.e., axial bonds become equatorial bonds and vice versa.