May 25, 2020
CHEM 567 - Physical Organic Chemistry
Advanced study of organic structures, intermediates, and reaction mechanisms. Techniques presented include thermochemistry, kinetics, linear free energy relationships, isotope effects, and computational methods. Additional topics include radicals, carbenes, and photochemical reactions. Course will be offered on even numbered years. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.
Prerequisite: CHEM 363 and CHEM 382, or the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
- Assess stabilities of organic species using thermochemical methods including group additivity schemes, bond dissociation energies, and computational methods.
- Evaluate proposed reaction mechanisms using experimental data including rate laws, isotope effects, and linear free energy relationships.
- Propose reasonable pathways for reactions involving radical and carbene intermediates.
- Outline pathways for photochemical processes.
- Critically examine and analyze experimental data from the physical organic literature.
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