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    Central Washington University
   
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog
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CHEM 561 - Organic Reaction Mechanisms


Description:
Advanced treatment of basic mechanistic principles of modern organic chemistry. Topics may include frontier molecular orbital theory, kinetics, conformational analysis, aromaticity, the chemistry of reactive intermediates, photochemistry, and substitutions.

Prerequisites:
Prerequisites: CHEM 363 or the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

Credits:
(3)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Relate how valence electrons in frontier molecular orbitals (FMOs) are involved in important bond- formation processes in organic chemistry.
  • Be able to propose plausible arrow-pushing mechanisms to predict and rationalize the outcome of fundamental synthetic transformations in organic chemistry.
  • Identify the factors that contribute to the stability and reactivity of stable organic molecules, reactive intermediates, and transition states.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of kinetic and thermodynamic concepts as well as how organic reaction mechanisms are determined experimentally.
Approval Date:
3/21/13



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