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CHM 411: Physical Organic Chemistry (4)

Prerequisites: CHM 311, CHM 312

Learning Objectives:

This course gives an in-depth understanding of a broad range of organic reactions from physical organic chemistry perspective. The topics include thermodynamic & kinetic control of organic reactions, Curtin-Hammett Principle, probing the reaction mechanisms by kinetic isotope effects, stereoelectronic effects in conformations, allylic strain and various selected reactions. Also, a detailed study and application of the theories/rules governing various pericyclic reactions will be carried.

Course Contents:

Chemical Equilibria and Chemical Reactivity:

Chemical Kinetics and Isotope Effects: Stereoelectronic Effects in Organic Chemistry:

Pericyclic Reactions:

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