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KEMI6404 Physical organic chemistry 4 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Mikko Ora
Preceding studies
Preceding studies: B Sc course in organic and physical chemistry

Learning outcomes

Quantitative treatment of reaction kinetics, substituent effects and solvent effects, basic types of catalytic mechanisms, exploitation of isotope effects in mechanistic studies, various conventional mechanistic critetria.


The course covers basic principles of chemical thermodynamics, rate of proton transfer, linear free energy correlations, reaction kinetics, catalytic mechanisms, solvent effects and isotope effects. In particular, breakdown of substituent effects to inductive, resonance and steric contributions is of interest, as well as exploitation of various substituent effect scales in mechanistic studies. Another important subject is Leffler´s effective charge model.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 24 h 0 h

Lectures & exercises

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In Finnish
  • In Finnish


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

Spring 2017

Study materials

Power point presentations

Further information

Course is held in Finnish spring 2017.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Chemistry
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Chemistry
DP in Chemistry
DP in Chemistry
Finnish Study Modules
MDP in Materials Science