Cyclohexane Chair Conformations Axial and Equatorial Stability

Cyclohexane Chair Conformations Stability Axial Equatorial Substituents“Why does cyclohexane have to be in a chair conformation? How do I know which carbon goes up or down?”

Learn this and more in video 1 of the chair conformation series. Learn how to recognize a chair, what it represents (with a model kit and on paper) and the nature of axial and equatorial substituents.

(Watch on YouTube: Chair Conformations. Click cc on the bottom right to view video transcription.)

Links & Resources Mentioned In This Video

–> Watch Next Video: Cyclohexane Chair to Double Newman Quiz Challenge Question

Check out the Drawing Chair Conformations & Ring Flips step-by-step Written Tutorial

This is video 1 in the Chair Conformations Tutorial Series.

After you’ve been through the tutorial, don’t forget to test your understanding with the Chair Conformations Quiz!

Would a Model Kit help you? Watch How to Use Your Organic Chemistry Model Kit.


  1. I’ve NEVER understood chair conformations until I watched this video. Now it makes a lot more sense! thank you so much!

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