What is physical organic chemistry?

Physical Organic Chemistry

Physical organic chemistry is the study of the interrelationships between structure and reactivity in organic molecules. It can be seen as the study of organic chemistry using tools of physical chemistry such as chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, thermochemistry, and quantum chemistry. The term "physical organic chemistry" is commonly attributed to Louis Hammett, who used it as a title for a book in 1940.

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Journal Of Physical Organic Chemistry
... The Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal, published since 1988 by John Wiley Sons ... It covers research in physical organic chemistry in its broadest sense and is available both online and in print ...

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