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What is steric hindrance. Explain with examples?

What is its effect on reaction mechanism?

7 years ago


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The repulsions between the alkyl or any other bulky groups present on a carbon atom, if the distance between the two is less than vander waals radius is said to be steric hinderance. Steric hinderance has different effect on different types of mechanism. for eg, tertiary alkyl halides do not undergo SN2 mechanism becoz of steric hinderance.

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