How can I make the antecedent more targeted?

We find that two properties of the function that describes A that the recent literature calls B and C play a vital role.

For the bolded that, my intended antecedent is "properties", but I am worried that the reader may think "A" is the antecedent. Is there a way to avoid this confusion?

• Does this have to be one sentence? It would read much better as two. Also, FWIW, the antecedent is "two properties of the function that describes A".
– gotube
Commented Oct 2, 2021 at 4:14
• @gotube How to break it into two sentences? Commented Oct 2, 2021 at 17:39
• Analyzing the sentence carefully, I'm not certain I know what it means: There's a function that describes A. This function has two properties that play a vital role (in what??) (do functions have properties?). The recent literature calls these two properties B and C. Do I understand the meaning correctly?
– gotube
Commented Oct 3, 2021 at 4:35
• @gotube There's a function that describes A. This function has two properties that play a vital role (in what?? [It is mentioned before this sentence, so I omit it here.]) (do functions have properties? [property C is stronger than property B, so some functions satisfy property C, some satisfy property B but not C, some do not satisfy property B]). The recent literature calls these two properties B and C. Commented Oct 3, 2021 at 20:45
• I can't follow all this vague talk about A, B, C, properties, functions, satisfaction and so on. Hiding what you're trying to say makes it impossible for me to give you a good answer. It would be much, much simpler for you to just tell us what you're talking about.
– gotube
Commented Oct 4, 2021 at 1:34