CHEM 400: Physical Organic Chemistry

  • Corequisite:  CHEM 360

This course expands on subjects covered in the introductory organic chemistry core courses and focuses primarily on the study of the interrelationships between structure and reactivity of organic molecules. Thus, quantitative treatments (for rate and equilibrium constants) are presented and used to explain (and predict) the effects of substituents, isotopes, acid or base catalysts, and solvents on the rates and product ratios of reactions of organic compounds. 

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