Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry

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Week 1: Broad classification of reactions and basics of arrow pushingWeek 2: Reaction co-ordinate diagrams
Week 3: Reaction Kinetics: rate laws and methods of determining concentration. Introduction to linear free energy relationshipsWeek 4: Linear Free Energy Relationships
Week 5: Kinetic and equilibrium isotope Effects
Week 6: Miscellaneous methods to determine mechanisms: isotope labelling, trapping of intermediates, checking for common intermediate,competition and cross-over experiments.
Week 7: Catalysis: classification and introduction to Bronstead acid catalysis
Week 8: Types of Catalysis: Acid, Binding, Electrophilic, Nucelophilic, Covalent, Proximity and Phase-transfer