What is stearic hindrance?

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Komala's picture

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steric hindrance is the prevention or retardation of inter or intramolecular interactions as a result of spatial structure of a molecule.

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Komala

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Viswanadha Inst of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Visakhapatnam.

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seerapujayasree's picture

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Stearic hinderance or stearic crowding is a sapatial structure of a molecules in which front carbon is behind the rare carbon .so,the C-H bond of front carbon is present behind the C-Hbond of rare carbon.so, the nucleus of front carbon cannot overlap the nucleus of rare carbon.Ref:bhal and arun organic chemistry book.

S. Jayashree

Viswanadha Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

www.vnips.edu.in

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