CHEM 344; Organic Reaction Mechanism

Course Description

  • Physical method for identification of reactions mechanism.
  • Nucleophilic substitution reactions.
  • Elimination reactions.
  • Addition to carbonyl group.
  • Electrophilic and nucleophilic aromatic substitution reactions.

Course Main Objective
By the end of this course, the students should be able to

  • Recall the methods used for investigation of reactions mechanism, energy considerations and stereochemical considerations.
  • Realize the use of isotopes to understand the reaction.
  • Recognize reaction intermediates, symmetry controlled reactions and kinetics.
  • Use the applications of reactions (electrophilic, nucleophilic, elimination and addition).
  • Recognize molecular rearrangements, structure-reactivity correlations and medium effect.