Torsional and Steric interactions

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Isabel Gutierrez 2G
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Torsional and Steric interactions

Postby Isabel Gutierrez 2G » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:30 pm

Do torsional and steric strain always coexists ? If not, how can you distinguish them?

jngao1J
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Re: Torsional and Steric interactions

Postby jngao1J » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:15 pm

torsional strain is referring to rotation- is rotating the bond resisted by the presence of another atom? an easy way to remember is because torsional sounds sort of like torque

steric strain, as i understand it, refers to physical proximity, more like a "translational" strain. is this atom too close physically to the things around it?


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