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Advanced Organic Chemistry

Modern areas of organic chemistry, including synthesis, structure determination, stereo-chemistry  and conformational analysis, reaction mechanisms, photochemistry, conservation of orbital symmetry, molecular rearrangements and other selected topics. Advanced laboratory studies in research problem form. Typical problems would involve studies of the synthesis, structure and properties of organic compounds, utilizing modern instrumental techniques. Independent laboratory work may be arranged.

3 credits. (2 hours of lecture; 4 hours of Laboratory). Prerequisite: Ch 232

Course Code: Ch 433

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