WORD?: steric

Anton Sherwood (dasher@netcom.com)
Tue, 10 Sep 1996 08:30:18 -0700

>Just look at a diamondoid lattice from above, and look at
>the periode constant. When zigzagged, C-C bond are a lot
>shorter. Sterical things.

: If something is pretty rigid, like diamond, it's steric properties are the
: same as it's shape properties, at least to a first approximation. Often
: steric difficulties can be overcome just be applying a little force and
: compressing things a little. . . .

Help! What does _steric_ mean? Something relating to volume, obviously.

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