CHEM 4250 ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: MECHANISM AND MODELING (4 credits)
Presentation of advanced topics in organic chemistry focused on structure, bonding and reaction mechanisms. The use of molecular modeling software as means to predict structure, relative stabilities and reaction thermodynamics are covered in a hands-on environment. The course will survey various modeling methods and show its relevance to molecular orbital theory. The basic methodologies used to explore organic mechanisms are presented and then used to study mechanistic details of various reaction types. Students cannot count both CHEM 4250 and CHEM 4240 toward their degree. (Cross-listed with CHEM 8256).