The contents of the subject "Elucidation of Reaction Mechanisms" are oriented to complement previous knowledge from the graduation studies. Usually, reaction mechanisms are proposed for chemical processes without any indication of the experimental evidences that lead to such mechanism instead of any other. This subject will show which are such evidences and how they can be obtained.
It is not frequent to face the planification of a research into how chemical reactions take places. This subject will face this kind of problem from a practical point of view. There are a number of techniques, direct and indirect evidences that allow the elucidation of the mechanism of a chemical process.
Chemical reactivity is central to changes in nature, and the recognition of the different reaction mechanisms is fundamental to control chemicall process, from the kinetic, thermodyanic points of view or even from the point of view of the generated products.