Physical Organic and Photo- chemistry

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WBCH027-05
Vaknaam Physical Organic and Photo- chemistry
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Physical Organic and Photo- chemistry
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1. describe the concepts of energy surfaces in relation to a reaction, vibrational excitation along selected normal modes and the occurrence of a reaction in regard to transition state theory and assumptions in the derivation of the Eyring equation, Marcus theory and multiple reaction coordinates
2. propose reaction mechanisms as a series of elementary steps and apply techniques such as the steady state approximation to derive rate equations in the design of experiments to determine the order of reaction components with respect to rate equations and rate constants
3. rationalise the outcome of reactions on the basis of the Hammond postulate and Curtin Hammett principle, the principle of microscopic reversibility
4. explain the physical basis for isotope effects and LFERs and apply these concepts and other tools to understand reaction mechanisms
5. describe the most common photophysical processes and the mechanism of photochemically induced reactions, chemiluminescence and the photochemistry of oxygen
Omschrijving In this course a number of topics in physical organic chemistry and photochemistry that relate to the interactions between molecules that lead to reactions, the relation between structure and reactivity and the methods by which reaction mechanisms can be explored, and an introduction to modern organic photochemistry will be given including an exploration of photophysical processes and the most common classes of photochemical reactions.

Skills and knowledge: A good working knowledge of the basis of physical organic chemistry and photochemistry. In particular a firm understanding of molecular interactions and how reactions happen. The most important methods used to explore reaction mechanisms should be understood and the situations in which they can be applied.

At the end of this course students should have knowledge of and insight into aspects of physical organic chemistry with regard to molecular interactions and reactions, and of organic photochemistry.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Werkcollege (T)
(Total hours of lectures: 30 hours, self study: 110 hours.)
Toetsvorm Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(Written exam counts for 100% of the final grade. The exam is comprised of 10 questions of which the grade will be calculated from the 9 questions that were answered best.)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. J.E.M.N. Klein
Docent(en) dr. J.E.M.N. Klein ,prof. dr. M.T.C. Walvoort
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Modern Physical Organic Chemistry E.V. Anslyn & D.A. Dougherty 1-891389-31-9
Entreevoorwaarden The course unit assumes prior knowledge acquired from Calculus, Physical Chemistry 1, Structure, Reactivity and Function, Organic chemistry 1 in the bachelor programme Chemistry/Chemical Technology (year 1) and Physical Chemistry 2 and Organic chemistry 2 in the bachelor programme Chemistry/Chemical Technology (year 2).
Opmerkingen The course unit is often followed by, or prepares students for the bachelor research project in year 3 of the Chemistry degree programme but the learning objectives attained are not required as prior knowledge.

The students need to earn a grade higher than 5.5 in an exam where the 9 best-scored questions will be evaluated.

This course was registered last year with course code CHPOPC-12
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