CH406 : Thermal and Photochemical Reactions
~ by Valay Agarawal
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During which semester & year you took the course ?
Spring semester 2019-19
Prof Nandita Madhavan
What grade was awarded to you?
Course Difficulty (On a scale of 1 to 5)
Comment on the grading done by the professor in your opinion?
I feel it was quite fair
What was the Attendance Policy?
No strict attendance rule
This Course evaluation comprises of?
1quiz, 1 endsem
about 20% quiz, 80% endsem
What are the topics covered in the course?
Pericyclic reactions, their symmetry, orbital approaches,
How were the Lectures for this course?
Very interesting. Ma’am gives full efforts for understanding.
How were the Exams for this course?
Easy if you follow the lectures
How are the Assignments & Projects for this course?
Any tips for the junta to perform well in the course?
Follow the lectures well, and get good with the thumb rules of pericyclic chemistry.
References used in this course:
1) R. B. Woodward and R. Hoffmann, “The Conservation of Orbital Symmetry”, Academic Press, New York, 1971.
2. M. J. S. Dewar and R. C. Dougherty, “The PMO Theory of Organic Chemistry”, Plenum Press, New York, 1975.
3. T. L. Gilchrist and R. C. Storr, “Organic Reactions and Orbital Symmetry”, 2nd Edn., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1979.
4. R. P. Wayne, “Principles and Applications of Photochemistry”, Oxford Science Publications, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1988.
5. A. Gilbert and J. Baggot, “Essentials of Molecular Photochemistry”, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford & Boston, 1991.
6. M. Klessinger and J. Michl, “Excited States and Photochemistry of Organic Molecules”, VCH Publishers, Inc., New York, 1994.
7. I. Fleming, “Pericyclic Reactions”, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1998.
8. A. Rauk, “Orbital Interaction Theory of Organic Chemistry”, 2nd Edn., Wiley Interscience, New York, 2001.
9. S. Sankararaman, “Pericyclic Reactions- A Textbook”, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2005.