Ji-Young Shin's Group
of course Instructor, prof. Ji-Young Shin
Fundamentals of Chemistry 2 (Term II)
Chemistry is a discipline that deals with substances and their changes and is the basis of a wide range of science fields. Various substances surround us, so it is crucial to understand the implications and their behavior. The targets range from atoms to various molecules, macromolecules, solids, liquids, substances existing in living organisms and the global environment, and also forming the universe. Fundamentals of Chemistry I and II (designed to be taken consecutively throughout the year) include how the basic units of substances, such as atoms and molecules, are assembled and also deal with the structures and functions of various substances. It is planned to systematically learn the basics and attractiveness of chemistry, such as the inflow and outflow of energy, the progress of chemical reactions, and the relationship between life phenomena and substances. This course is designed to promote an understanding of introductory chemistry and to grasp the fundamental principles and basic knowledge of various chemistry subjects. It is also substantial in fostering independent decision-making capabilities. Based on the knowledge educated with the course contents in Fundamentals of Chemistry II, the students can solve chemistry problems in each subject of physical, electro-, nuclear, inorganic, solid-state, organic, and biological chemistries, from pretty simple to significantly complex and hybrid.
Organic Chemistry 1 (Term III)
The primary purpose of this course is to help students build a logical framework for comprehending fundamental organic chemistry. Organic chemistry 1 begins with the electron configuration of atoms and the construction of various molecular structures in hybridization and inter-orbital interactions and continues to the chemical reactions that stabilize each molecule by incorporating the electron density compositions and distribution of molecules. Hands-on exercises on classical reaction mechanisms enable students to discern classical reaction mechanisms and specific patterns proceeding within or between molecules.
Organic Chemistry 2 (Term IV)
The primary purpose of this course is to acquire a logical framework for understanding fundamental organic chemistry, especially chemical reactions of the organic molecules having π-bonds. Based on the knowledge grasped from the course contents, students can identify each organic reaction sequence happening in unsaturated organic molecules, including aromatic compounds. Eventually, students can solve the progressive problems sequentially.
Organic Chemistry 3 (Term V)
The primary purpose of the course is to master a logical framework for understanding fundamental organic chemistry. The course outlines provide respective reactions of the organic compounds having critical functional groups, such as hydroxy, carbonyl, and amino groups, as well as their derivatives. Students are expected to understand the organic chemical reactions transforming one functional group into another and solve progression problems based on the knowledge learned through the course contents.
Organic Chemistry 4 (Term VI)
The course is intended to promote an understanding of advanced organic chemistry and to build a logical framework for understanding hybrid knowledge to cover variety of reactions, including condensation reactions of carbonyl and amine compounds, rearrangement reactions, heterocyclic chemistry, and organometallic chemistry. Organometallic compounds incorporating carbon-metal bonds are widely used as useful nucleophiles for effective synthetic transformations. Overall, students can derive appropriate solutions to more difficult organic chemistry problems.
Organic Chemistry 5 (Term V)
This course is intended to learn the interpretation of spectroscopic and spectral data of organic molecules and the theory/fundamentals of chromatographic and spectroscopic analysis (GC, HPLC, NMR, UV, IR, Raman, mass spectrometry, etc.). Learning spectroscopic analysis and spectral data interpretation of organic molecules can strengthen student's understanding of molecular structure/reactivity, allowing them to assign organic molecular structures, solve problems related to organic reactions, and provide a basis for practical research.
Core Organic Chemistry (Master's course)
The course is for graduate students who aim to systematically learn essential features of basic and advanced organic chemistry. Each of the classes assists students in understanding the intellecture roots of organic chemistry under the specific topics selectively chosen in organic and organometallic chemistries to develop the knowledge and appreciation of the organic molecular structure, characterizations, preparations, and reactivities as well as the corresponding reaction sequences. Students can solve progressive problems in the related fields sequentially based on the knowledge from the course contents.
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