Hi,what does it mean,when I say equatorial hydrogens in cyclohexane?Carbons in cyclohexane have sp3 hybridization,so that means,hydrogens cannot be equatorial,can be?These hydrogens are not in one plane with carbons.That my first question.But I have another.
When I have chair conformation of cyclohexane,C2,C3,C5,C6 are in one plane.So that means,C1 and C4 are above,and below this plane.And that means that hydrogens on C1 are above plane,and hydrogens in C4 are below plane,or not?I m confused with these planes.Another question.
In addition to this plane(C2,C3,C5,C6)we have also other planes.Between C1-C6 and C3-C4 and between C1-C2 and C4-C5,they are also parallel,and thus they lie in one plane.So,that means,it is relative which carbon and which hydrogen lies in which plane,and which hydorgen/carbon is above or below the plane.
I think,that for example C1 carbon in chair conformation is above the plane(for example)and thus all carbons attached to this carbon is also above the plane.But only if I mean with respect to C2-C3 and C5-C6 plane.If I mean plane with C1-C6 and C3-C4,then C2 is above the plane and thus hydrogens are too above the plane,and C5 is below the plane etc.....But how we can see,it doesn t hold,because according a web sites equatorial hydrogens for example are in one plane,but according a me,they are above or below the plane due to carbon.Why?
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