KJM5200 – Reaction Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
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.
Admission to the course
Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.
Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.
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.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: