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Postby cara_Budzinski_3D » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:13 am

Is it more stable for there to be steric strain or torsional strain? Does it depend on the molecule?

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Re: stability

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:09 am

It would depend on the magnitude of the strains. In general, molecules will try to minimize strain energies so it will stable when the sum of the two strains is minimized.

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