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Advanced Physical Organic Chemistry (CHEM90045)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCHEM90045
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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.

Generic skills

  • 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

Last updated: 20 June 2019