Course Syllabus for

Advanced Physical Organic Chemistry
Avancerad fysikalisk organisk kemi

KOK002F, 15 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2016
Decided by: Margareta Sandahl
Date of establishment: 2017-08-23

General Information

Division: Centre for Analysis and Synthesis (CAS)
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The course in advanced physical organic chemistry gives a deeper understanding of the physical properties of organic molecules as well as organic reaction mechanisms.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must Be able to discuss and argue on how to use physical organic data to understand organic reactions.

Course Contents

The material is divided into nine thematic sessions: chemical bond, acids and bases, carbocations, ionic reactions, stereoelectronic effects, the carbonyl group, radical reactions, pericyclic reactions, and photochemistry. A more complex session finishes the course. An individual project concerning physical organic aspects of the research project is also a part of the course. Each session consists of a number of questions which will be presented orally and written.

Course Literature

E. V. Anslyn, D. A. Dougherty.: Modern Physical Organic Chemistry.. University Science Books..

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Seminars, exercises, project, miscellaneous. The course is given when a group of 6-8 persons have formed.

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written report, written assignments, seminars given by participants. Written report, seminaries, active participation in group discussions
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: See entry requirements
Assumed prior knowledge: Organic Chemistry on an advanced level. Active research in organic chemsitry or related areas.

Course Occasion Information

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