CHE*403*10 Description

Advanced Organic Chemistry

A study of mechanisms for organic reactions and reaction rates. Topics to be covered include kinetic methods, effects of structure change on reactivity, isotope effects, reaction rate theory, and methods of determining reaction mechanisms. Laboratory work will consist of a course in the identification of organic compounds and mixtures. Both chemical and instrumental methods of structure determination will be used. Three hours of lecture each week. Prerequisite(s): CHE 202