OpenChemistry Lecture Videos

Professor David Van Vranken

CHEM 202: Organic Reactions Mechanisms II

Topics include more in-depth treatment of mechanistic concepts, kinetics, conformational analysis, computational methods, stereoelectronics, and both solution and enzymatic catalysis.


Lecture 1: Introduction

Lecture 2: Review of Orbitals

Lecture 3: The Shape of Frontier Molecular Orbitals

Lecture 4: Nucleophilic Sigma Bonds.

Lecture 5: Nucleophilic Sigma Bonds, Part 2

Lecture 6: The Organic Chemistry of Phosphorus

Lecture 7: Phosphorus Chemistry

Lecture 8: The Organic Chemistry of Sulfur

Lecture 9: Pericyclic Reactions

Lecture 10: Pericyclic Reactions, Part 2

Lecture 11: Cycloaddition

Lecture 12: Ene Reactions

Lecture 13: Electrocyclic Reactions

Lecture 14: Sigmatropic Reaction

Lecture 15: Sigmatropic Rearrangments, Part 2

Lecture 16: Kinetics and Rate Equations

Lecture 17: Kinetics and Rate Equations, Part 2

Lecture 18: Thermodynamic vs Kinetic Control

Lecture 19: Selectivity

Lecture 20: Transition State Theory & Half-Lives

Lecture 21: Kinetic Isotope Effects

Lecture 22: Radical Structure & Reactivity

Lecture 23: Radical Reactions