Organic Reaction Mechanisms I

Course Description

Advanced treatment of basic mechanistic principles of modern organic chemistry. Topics include molecular orbital theory, orbital symmetry control of organic reactions, aromaticity, carbonium ion chemistry, free radical chemistry, the chemistry of carbenes and carbanions, photochemistry, electrophilic substitutions, aromatic chemistry

Instructor: David Van Vranken, Ph.D.
Chemistry Dept. | Physical Sciences Sch. | University of California, Irvine

Copyright Information

Van Vranken, David Organic Reaction Mechanisms 201 (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine), [January 28, 2015]. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License
Organic Reaction Mechanisms I
Pi and Sigma bonds are studied in depth in this graduate-level course.
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Video Lectures & Study Materials

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1 Lecture 01. Arrow Pushing. Part 1 (30:30) Play Video
2 Lecture 01. Arrow Pushing. Part 2 (51:44) Play Video
3 Lecture 02. Molecular Orbital Theory (Pt. 1). (55:38) Play Video
4 Lecture 02. Molecular Orbital Theory (Pt. 2) & Energy. (50:39) Play Video
5 Lecture 03. Molecular Orbital Theory (Pt. 3) & Energy Pt. 2 (52:18) Play Video
6 Lecture 04. Selectivity. (47:46) Play Video
7 Lecture 05. Carbocations (52:22) Play Video
8 Lec. 06. Carbocation Stabilization by Vicinal Sigma Bonds. (55:21) Play Video
9 Lecture 07. Neighboring Groups. (48:27) Play Video
10 Lecture 07. Neighboring Groups Pt. II & Lec. 8. Solvation (35:11) Play Video
11 Lecture 09. Addition to Sigma Star (σ*) (26:13) Play Video
12 Lecture 09. Pt 2. Addition to Sigma Star (σ*) (49:46) Play Video
13 Lec 09. Pt. 3. & Lec. 10. Migratory Displacements (51:01) Play Video
14 Lecture 11. Eliminations (52:15) Play Video
15 Lec. 11. Eliminations (Pt. II) & Lec. 12. Addition to π* (49:19) Play Video
16 Lecture 12. (Pt. II) Addition to Pi Star (π*) (48:30) Play Video
17 Lecture 13. (Pt. III) Addition to Pi Star (π*) (55:12) Play Video
18 Lecture 14. Anions. (49:08) Play Video
19 Lec. 14. Pt. 2. Anions (Pt. II) & Alkali Organometallics (50:52) Play Video
20 Lecture 14. Alkali Organometallics (Pt. II) (50:16) Play Video
21 Lec 14. Alkali Organometallics (Pt. III) & Lec 15 (47:57) Play Video
22 Lecture 15. Addition of E+ to C=C (51:10) Play Video
23 Lec. 15. Addition of E+ to C=C (Pt. II) & Lec 16. C-C Bonds (51:21) Play Video
24 Lecture 17. Enols, Enamines, and Enolates (48:12) Play Video
25 Lecture 19. Sulfur Chemistry (52:07) Play Video
26 Lecture 20. Phosphorus Chemistry (48:25) Play Video


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