Introductory Organic Chemistry
Module code: CH1201
Organic materials and compounds all contain carbon atoms. They comprise most known chemicals, form the basis for all life on Earth and have a huge amount of commercial applications. This module will introduce you to the basic principles and theories behind organic chemistry.
- How to recognise functional groups, anticipate their reactivity and interconversions, and the reagents required for these transformations
- Identifying and explaining the relationships between isomers and conformers of organic molecules.
- Rationalising and predicting reactivity based on curly arrow mechanisms and diagrams
- How structure and bonding control the outcome and rate of organic reactions
- The differences between a variety of reaction mechanisms including nucleophilic substitution, elimination reactions, reactions of alkenes, reactions of carbonyls and electrophilic aromatic substitution
- Predicting and interpreting spectroscopic data for organic molecules whose structures are known; deduce structures of molecules using spectroscopic and analytical data
- 32 hours of lectures
- 4 hours of tutorials
- 5 hours of practical classes/workshops
- 109 hours of guided independent study
- Coursework (25%)
- Exam, 2 hours (75%)