chair form

noun

Definition of chair form

: one of the stereochemical conformations of a strainless 6-membered ring (as a cyclohexane ring) in which two atoms directly opposite each other in the ring are outside the plane containing the other four atoms, one of the two atoms being above the plane and the other below the plane — compare boat form

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“Chair form.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chair%20form. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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