Sep 26, 2022
CHEM 4800 - Advanced Organic Chemistry
Structural theory, stereochemistry, reactive intermediates, and reaction mechanisms.
Requisites: Permission required and CHEM 3060
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will become proficient with basic transition state theory, the Arrhenius, Eyring equations and the Hammond postulate.
- Students will acquire an understanding of nucleophilic and electrophilic substitutions, elimination and addition reactions, cycloadditions and rearrangements and be able to apply these mechanisms in organic chemistry.
- Students will be able to analyze first and second order reactions and describe the kinetics of more complex mechanisms using the steady state approximation.
- Students will be able to describe and identify non-covalent binding forces between molecules.
- Students will be able to discriminate between various reaction mechanisms based on the nature of the reagents.
- Students will be proficient with molecular orbital theory of bonding, non-bonding and anti-bonding orbitals.
- Students will be proficient with thermodynamics applied to organic molecules.
- Students will understand fundamental differences between thermodynamics and kinetics of organic reactions.
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