Baeyer strain theory
Definition of Baeyer strain theory
: a theory in chemistry: the four valences of carbon are normally directed symmetrically in space making angles of 109° 28′ with one another and deflection of these directions produces strain in the molecule (as in the formation of rings)
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Origin and Etymology of baeyer strain theory
after Adolf von Baeyer†1917 German chemist
First Known Use: 1921See Words from the same year
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