strain theory

noun

Definition of strain theory

: a theory in chemistry that accounts for strain in the structure of molecules especially : baeyer strain theory

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“Strain theory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strain%20theory. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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