The Folly of Protobranching: Turning Repulsive Interactions into Attractive Ones and Rewriting the Strain/Stabilization Energies of Organic Chemistry

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Strain/stabilization energies: Recently it has been argued that the accepted strain/stabilization energies of fundamental species are incorrect because they ignore the effects of protobranching. Here it is shown that the basic premise of the protobranching mechanism is unlikely and that conventional strain/stabilization energies are more chemically important than those from the protobranching approach.

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