Conformations of Cyclohexane
Cyclohexane is a very important ring system, and its geometry has been widely studied. The Wolfram Language allows the exploration of the symmetries, energies and other properties of the various conformations.
Create a grid of the conformations.
The different conformations belong to different point groups.
The planar structure with point group has the highest symmetry, while the half-chair and half-boat have much lower symmetry.
Use the MMFF94 force field to compare the energetics for these conformations.
Illustrate point-group subduction, removing symmetry elements from the maximal symmetry group to smaller symmetric groups, with a labeled Graph.