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Elucidation of Reaction Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry (overall)

ChemieOrganische ChemieReaktionsmechanismen

This learning unit deals with the principles and methods of elucidating organic reaction mechanisms. Topics: Identification of products and intermediates, isotopic labeling experiments, stereochemical investigations, kinetic isotope effects, crossover experiments, and investigation of reaction kinetics.


  • Prof. Dr. Gregor Fels
  • Dr. Carsten Biele


  • Dr. Carsten Biele

Learning objective

  • Principles and methods of elucidating reaction mechanisms of organic reactions.

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

activation energy, stereochemistry, racemization, substitution, addition, reaction kinetics, transition state