CHEM8025 Organic Reactions, Mechanisms and Synthesis
Aims and Objectives
The course is aimed at teaching and practicing some basic skills and knowledge in organic chemistry such as: Designing total synthesis of organic molecules, particularly through the ‘disconnection approach’. Important organic reactions, including their mechanisms. How knowledge of important physical properties such as bond strengths, pKa’s etc help us to understand mechanism. The development of presentation and teamwork skills is a significant aim.
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Ability to work out reaction mechanisms and synthetic routes.
- Knowledge of reaction mechanisms and useful synthetic reactions.
- Presentation skills. Teamwork skills
• Presentation and discussion of synthetic and mechanistic problems set in advance and tackled by individuals or small groups (1-3 – one member to present the solution). • Student led presentation of novel chemistry from the literature.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Study time allocation Contact time: 12 hours Private study hours: 4 hours preparation for each meeting (24 hours) Total study time: At least 36 hours Teaching and Learning Methods: Small group work. Mediated larger meetings.
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Satisfactory attendance at, and contribution to, the meetings, and performance of assigned tasks
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