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Course module: 201800448
Physical Organic Chemistry
Course infoSchedule
Course module201800448
Credits (ECTS)2.5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact S.Y. Wong
Lecturer S.Y. Wong
Contactperson for the course S.Y. Wong
Academic year2021
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Physical Organic Chemistry holds the key to solving complex problems. This course aims to provide insights into the influence of structural variances in organic molecules. Case studies are used to develop quantitative reasoning in the design of so-called ‘structure-property relations’ and to directly link them to solving problems encountered in complex networks (e.g., “how does the living cell work?”, “how do biochemical reactions in a cell become robust?” or “how did metabolic functions originate?”). With the latter, this course thus also aims to demonstrate the general applicability of the methodologies within Physical Organic Chemistry. You will understand that a framework for seeking structure-property relations, surprisingly, can enable you to disassemble a very broad range of scientific puzzles.
Examination will be carried out through Problem Solving Assignments and a final (written) exam.

Assumed previous knowledge
This course is only accessible to MSc, PhD and BSc students. Recommended courses taken before this course are: Organic Chemistry (from BSc ChE, module 7) and Molecular & Biomolecular Chemistry and Technology (from MSc ChE, M&M track, 1st quarter).
Participating study
Required materials
Recommended materials
Modern physical organic chemistry, Eric V. Anslyn/ Dennis A. Dougherty, University Science Books, Sausalito, California, 2006, ISBN-13 : 978-1891389313. [A copy is available at the UT libary]
Information will be provided during lectures and on Canvas
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes


Self study


Exam and Assignments

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