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Chemistry 4420

course.htmlThe first lecture begins on September 10th, 2015 (Thursday).

Weekly tutorials: TBA

           
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Lectures: Tues, Thurs 10:30 - 11:45 am, RM C2026
 
 
Prerequisites

 
Chem 3301, Chem 3401, or Chem 3411.  Chem 3500 (or knowledge of NMR and vibrational spectroscopy) is strongly recommended.
 
Course Outline
 
•    Chemical bonding and molecular structures
•    Qualitative molecular orbital theory and applications
•    Energy and conformation
•    Stereoelectronic effects on organic reactivity
•    Solutions and non-covalent binding forces
•    Thermodynamics, kinetics, and related experimental methods
•    General organic mechanisms
 
Grading Scheme
 
            Assignments                15%
            Midterm                      30%
            Final                            55%
            Total                            100%
 
Text

 
E. V. Anslyn and D. A. Dougherty, Modern Physical Organic Chemistry
 
Other Readings

 
J. March, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Reactions, Mechanisms and Structure
F. A. Carey and R. J. Sundberg, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Part A
B. Miller, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Reactions and Mechanisms
P. Sykes, A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry
A. Rauk, Orbital Interaction Theory of Organic Chemistry
F. A. Carroll, Perspectives on Structure and Mechanism in Organic Chemistry