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What is Steric repulsion?

  1. Jun 30, 2012 #1
    hi i am a bit confused as to what Steric repulsions are i know that a Ferrofluid surfactant makes Steric repulsions or electrostatic repulsions to counter the van der Waals and magnetic forces to stop stops the particles from collecting or clumping
    many thanks for any help
    Ryan
     
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  3. Jul 2, 2012 #2
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