stereoelectronic control

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.S05978
Control of the nature of the products of a chemical reaction (or of its rate) by @S05977@ factors. The term is usually applied in the framework of an orbital approximation. The variations of @M03996@ energies with relative nuclear geometry (along a @R05168@ ) are then seen as consequences of variations in basis-orbital overlaps.
Source:
PAC, 1996, 68, 2193. (Basic terminology of stereochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2218 [Terms] [Paper]