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Why do you suppose an axial cyano (-CN) substituent causes practically no 1,3-diaxial steric strain (0.4 KJ/mol)? Use molecular models to help with your answer.

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For maintaining the stability, the cyclohexane ring favours substitution in equatorial position.

So, 1,3 diaxial strain interactions  are destabilising interactions between a substituent in the axial position on C1 and a C-H bond in an axial position on C3.

CN group at axial group causes practically no 1,3-diaxial strain as the C-...

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