anchimeric assistance(redirected from Neighbouring group participation)
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anchimeric assistance[¦aŋ·kə¦mer·ik ə′sis·təns]
The participation by a neighboring group in the rate-determining step of a reaction; most often encountered in reactions of carbocation intermediates. Also known as neighboring-group participation.
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