KJM5200 – Reaction mechanisms in organic chemistry
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Relationships between organic chemical structures and their reactivity. Studies of reaction mechanisms in addition, elimination, substitution, and rearrangement reactions, including pericyclic and photochemical reactions.
When you have completed this course, you can predict and account for the most commonly encountered reaction mechanisms in organic chemistry.
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Recommended previous knowledge
KJM1110 – Organic chemistry I (continued) or equivalent courses.
- 10 credits overlap with KJM9200 – Reaction Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry
- 9 credits overlap with KJ322
The course comprises 30 hours of lectures and 10 hours of exercises.
The first lecture is mandatory. If you are unable to join, the Expedition Office has to be informed in advance (phone 22 85 54 46, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). If you fail to register as an active student for the course in either of these ways, you will loose the access to the course for the given semester.
Within August 10th / January 10th, international students must inform the Examination Officer at the Department of Chemistry (room VU12, phone 22855447) if English teaching is requested.
Written examination (4 hours) or oral examiniation will be decided after the start of the semester, and counts 100 % of the final grade.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed exam at the beginning of the next semester.
New examinations are offered at the beginning of the next semester for students who do not successfully complete the exam during the previous semester.
We do not offer a re-scheduled exam for students who withdraw during the exam.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.