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CHEM 201: Organic and Organometallic Reaction Mechanisms

[3.0 units]

Thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and molecular orbital theory are used to explain reactivity, product distributions, the stability of intermediates, and transition state structure. Elements of computational chemistry, kinetic methods of interrogation, linear free energy relationships, kinetic isotope effects, and other methods for empirically constructing plausible reaction mechanisms.

Prerequisite: One year of organic chemistry and one year of physical chemistry. Normal Letter Grade only.

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