Problem: What type(s) of strain is/are present in cyclobutane? (a) Steric strain (b) Angle strain (c) Torsional strain (d) Torsional strain and angle strain 

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Cyclobutane is a cyclic molecule with 4 Cs on it. It follows a square-like shape which is highly angle strained because C follows a tetrahedral geometry which has a bond angle around 109° and a square has around 90°. 

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What type(s) of strain is/are present in cyclobutane? 

(a) Steric strain 

(b) Angle strain 

(c) Torsional strain 

(d) Torsional strain and angle strain 

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