Control of the nature of the products of a chemical reaction (or of its rate) by stereoelectronic
factors. The term is usually applied in the framework of an orbital approximation.
The variations of molecular orbital
energies with relative nuclear geometry (along a reaction coordinate
) are then seen as consequences of variations in basis-orbital overlaps.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2193
(Basic terminology of stereochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996))
on page 2218
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077
(Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994))
on page 1167
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