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CHM348H Organic Reaction Mechanisms

TitleCHM348H Organic Reaction Mechanisms
Schedule2 lectures
4 labs
TopicsThis course provides a comprehensive overview of one of the most fascinating aspects of modern chemistry the logic and mechanistic basis for understanding the chemical transformations of organic molecules. The main goal of this course is to teach problem solving techniques related to such transformations from a mechanistic point of view. This endeavor is particularly relevant at the beginning of ones 3rd year of undergraduate studies as it provides a much needed support for the overwhelming amount of factual information one receives in prior organic chemistry course(s). The lecture material is divided into three broad, but interrelated, parts: (a) energetics, kinetics, and investigation of mechanism; (b) polar reactions, and (d) pericyclic reactions. The chemistry of reactive intermediates involved in the corresponding reactions will be discussed throughout the course. The students will also be exposed to laboratory experiments that will provide practical insights into selected topics covered in the course of this semester. As a result, the students will receive a thorough preparation for subsequent classes in synthetic organic and organic chemistry by developing skills needed for understanding the reactivity of organic molecules.
BackgroundExclusions: CHM341H5, CHMC41H3
Pre-requisites: CHM247H/249H with a minimum grade of 63%.
  1. Francis A. Carey, Richard J. Sundberg, ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: PART A: STRUCTURE AND MECHANISMS, 5th ed. 2007, Softcover

    A no-cost online version is available through the U of T site license with the publisher at https://link-springer-com.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/book/10.1007%2F978-0-387-44899-2

  2. Laboratory Manual (sold in the course lab)
Lab FeeThis course charges a lab fee.
LecturerRonald Kluger, Rm: DB 444, Ph: 416-978-3582
Course OutlineCHM348H1 - OUTLINE - Fall 2017.pdf
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