This subject will explore the interrelationships between structure and reactivity in organic molecules. Topics such as substituent effects, linear free energy relationships and the Hammett equation will be applied to the determination of organic reaction mechanisms.
Intended learning outcomes
Identify and describe the role of stereoelectronic effects in controlling structure and reactivity of organic compounds containing donor and acceptor groups.
Characterise the inter-relationships between structure and reactivity in organic molecules.
advanced problem-solving and critical thinking skills
an ability to evaluate the professional literature
an understanding of the changing knowledge base
a capacity to apply concepts developed in one area to a different context
the ability to use conceptual models to rationalize experimental observations