A couple of questions.
If you take a look at this video: Cyclohexane
or if you would just like to read the questions:
(Bromine is used for example, but it is still, overall, cyclohexane)
I was wondering, when the cis-1,2-dibromocyclohexane is switching from each of its positions (between its one bromine equatorial to axial and bromine axial to equatorial), can it not form a medium in which both the bromides are somewhat stuck
in the middle, between equatorial and axial? Could this not occur, since the forces between atoms would reach keq?
Also, does the 1,2-dibromocyclohexane prefer to be in the cis- position or the trans- position, and why would they switch between positions if one is more stable over the other?
He then states that the reflections or isomers of the trans-1,2-dibromocyclohexane is not the same, he doesn't explain why,
so why is this?