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Course unit
SCL1000354, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
CHEMISTRY (Ord. 2018)
SC1169, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ORGANIC REACTION MECHANISMS
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge CRISTIANO ZONTA CHIM/06

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses CHIM/06 Organic Chemistry 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 2019/20 23/01/2017 30/11/2020 ZONTA CRISTIANO (Presidente)
CARRARO MAURO (Membro Effettivo)
SARTOREL ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry I, II and III.
Target skills and knowledge: The course will furnish theoretical and experimental instruments for the study of a reaction mechanism
Examination methods: Oral with presentation and discussion of a literature study with questions regarding the course. Estimated 30 minutes exam.
Course unit contents: 1. Brief introduction on main reaction mechanisms, thermodynamic and kinetic of a reaction, potential energy surfaces. LFER
2 Experimental methods for the determination of a mechanism: product identification, intermediates isolation/trapping, isotopic effect (primary/secondary). Stereochemical analysis. Analytical tecnques.
3. Theroetical methods
4. Non covalent interaction influences in reaction mechanism.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Reinhard Bruckner, Organic Mechanism. --: Springer, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Michael B. Smith, March's, Advanced Organic Chemistry. --: Wiley, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Eric Anslyn and Dennis Dougherty, Modern Physical Organic Chemistry. --: Univ Science Books, --. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)