Details of CH3104 (Autumn 2020)

Level: 3 Type: Theory Credits: 4.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
CH3104 Physical Organic Chemistry Biplab Maji,
Pradip Kumar Tarafdar

Structure and Bonding in Organic Compound and their Consequence in Reactivity;
Molecular Orbital Theory; Carbocation, Carbanion, Radicals, Carbenes; Strain and
reactivity. (12 lectures)

Kinetics, thermodynamics and selectivity: Transition state theory, Kinetics Experiments,
Substituent effect on rates and equilibrium, Linear - free energy relationship, Selectivity (8

Solvent and solution properties: Empirical scale of solvent effects. (3 lectures)
Acid - Base catalysis. (3 lectures)

Investigation of organic reaction mechanism. (5 lectures)

Photochemistry and Pericyclic Reaction: Conservation of Orbital Symmetry, WoodwardHoffmann Rules, Frontier Molecular Orbital (FMO) theory; Photochemistry of Carbonyls:
Paterno-Buchi, Norrish type I and II reactions; Orbital overlap Effects in Cycloadditions,
Electrocyclizations, Sigmatropic Rearrangements and Chelotropic Reactions (9 Lectures)

Jonathan Clayden, Nick Greeves, Stuart Warren. Organic Chemistry.
Eric V. Anslyn, Dennis A. Dougherty. Modern Physical Organic Chemistry.
S. Sankararaman. Pericyclic Reactions- A Textbook.
Ian Fleming. Molecular Orbitals and Organic Chemical Reactions

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 1 Not Allowed
2 IP 3 Not Allowed
3 IP 5 Not Allowed
4 MR 1 Not Allowed
5 MR 3 Not Allowed
6 MS 5 Core
7 MS 7 Not Allowed
8 MS 9 Not Allowed
9 RS 1 Not Allowed
10 RS 2 Not Allowed