STEREOCHEMICAL SMELL THEORY

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The stereochemical smell theory is a concept that says some odours are perceived because they have a certain shape that will fit the receptors that cause an odour experience. Read smell mechanism also.

STEREOCHEMICAL SMELL THEORY: "The stereochemical smell theory looks at odours that are the same shape as the receptors."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "STEREOCHEMICAL SMELL THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/stereochemical-smell-theory/ (accessed May 25, 2022).

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