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Cage effect (chemistry)

The cage effect in chemistry describes how properties of a molecule are affected by its surroundings.

  • In a solvent a molecule is often more accurately described existing in a cage of solvent molecules, the so-called solvent cage.
  • In a gas at low pressure a normally highly reactive and short lived molecule can be contained.
  • specific host-guest interactions occur in inclusion compounds
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