Course Description for Advanced Organic Chemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Prerequisite: CHM 2211
The course covers structural/mechanistic and synthetic aspects of organic chemistry, focusing on both fundamental/classical concepts and contemporary topics. Classical topics include bonding and molecular structure, stereochemical and conformational aspects, structure-reactivity relationships, kinetic isotope effect, substitution, addition-elimination, reactive intermediates, aromaticity and aromatic chemistry. Contemporary topics include modern synthetic methods and reagents, concerted reactions, ligand-coupling reactions, retrosynthetic analysis, and targeted synthesis.