Mechanism in Organic and Biological Chemistry

Module code: F1602
Level 5
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Workshop
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination

Discover the importance of organic and biological reaction mechanisms, and form a foundation in understanding chemistry.

You’ll discuss the most important types of mechanisms, including relevant name reactions. In addition, you’ll explore the methods that determine reaction mechanisms, as well as the relationship of frontier orbital theory with concerted reaction mechanisms.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the fundamental basis of the electron flow in organic reaction mechanisms.
  • A critical understanding of the most important reaction types, especially those involving intermediates, as well as the conditions under which they happen.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply mechanistic knowledge to suggest a plausible mechanism for unseen chemical transformations.