So I have a question, I need confirmation if it is correct or not...
Which of the two chair conformations of trans-1,2-dichlorocyclohexane is the lowest energy conformer?
So it would be the chair conformer which has both chloros in the equitorial position, because of steric hindrance.. correct?
And another question....we didn't cover this in class yet so I'm unsure on how to proceed.
Compound D with molecular formula C6H12 is optically inactive but can be resolved into enantiomers. On catalytic hydrogenation D is converted to E (C6H12) and E is optically inactive. Propose structures for D and E.
Thanks in advance for the assistance!