I have been studying the chair conformations of cyclohexane but I get confused when it comes to two substituents.
I came across an example, in which the one substituent is the ethyl group (Et) and the other one is methyl (Me). The ethyl is drawn like a solid wedge, whereas the methyl is drawn like a dashed wedge. As far as I know, I have to draw the chair and then the equatorial positions and the axial ones. I thought that since the bigger substituent is the ethyl group, that it would be better in a equatorial position and the methyl would be better in a axial position. But the example, draws the ethyl group in an axial position and the methyl in an equatorial position
Why is that?I really don't understand.