torsional strain vs steric strain

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Kendall_Chaffin_3C
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torsional strain vs steric strain

Postby Kendall_Chaffin_3C » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:05 pm

what is the difference between torsional strain and steric strain?

Namaste246
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Re: torsional strain vs steric strain

Postby Namaste246 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:22 pm

Torsional Strain is the result of bonds on adjacent atoms being eclipsed. Steric Strain is when atoms or atom groups repel each other because they are unable to occupy the same location. This is straight out of the o-chem textbook.


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