Chair conformations - 1 | Cycloalkanes

Label the axial and equatorial positions on the chair framework.

Label the axial and equatorial positions on the skeletal structure, considering that we are looking as depicted by the eye.

What can you say about successive axial and equatorial positions?

There is an alternation of up and down positions for successive axial positions.

Therefore, if the axial position of carbon 1 is up, the axial position of carbon 2 will be down.

This same is true for successive equatorial positions.