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With respect to this question as suggested by a user (he asked me to ask this as a separate question), I wanted to know if there is any way in which steric hindarance of an organic carbon be quantified, as to a value that would indicate how bulky a compound is.

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  • $\begingroup$ This has nothing to do with biochemistry. Please don't mistag on purpose. $\endgroup$ – M.A.R. Aug 14 '15 at 14:57
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    $\begingroup$ Can you be more specific about what you mean by bulky? Are you referring to the steric bulk of different functional groups or some sort of measure of bulk of a molecule as a whole? $\endgroup$ – bon Aug 14 '15 at 18:36
  • $\begingroup$ Bulky as in more bulky a compound more likely it is to react $\endgroup$ – girl101 Aug 15 '15 at 4:40
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    $\begingroup$ @Rishika I'm afraid that doesn't make much sense. Generally steric bulk hinders a reaction by reducing the rate. $\endgroup$ – bon Aug 15 '15 at 10:08
  • $\begingroup$ okay so steric bulk hindrance is a quantitative property? $\endgroup$ – girl101 Aug 15 '15 at 13:16

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