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Molecular Chemistry Takes a New Twist

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10:07am, May 30, 2001

In a discovery that could have implications for biological research, new calculations show that a basic tenet of chemistry is wrong. At issue is why molecules twist into the shapes they do. The new finding indicates that in some molecules, quantum forces trump the traditional explanation.

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