Aims and Objectives
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- Name organic molecules and functional groups
- Draw reaction mechanisms including addition to alkenes, electrophilic aromatic substitutions and nucleophilic substitutions
- Explain and use aspects of reactivity including resonance, conjugation, acidity, basicity, aromaticity, nucleophilicity and leaving group ability.
- Draw and explain structural features in organic molecules.
Subject Specific Practical Skills
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Meet the learning outcomes of a co-requisite practical module.
Structural organic chemistry: Naming and drawing organic molecules and functional groups; IR spectroscopy; Atomic and molecular orbitals; Hybridisation; Isomerism in unsaturated molecules; Isomerism at saturated carbon including optical activity; Conformational Analysis – Linear; Conformational analysis – cyclic
Reactions in organic chemistry: Drawing reaction mechanisms; Resonance and conjugation; Inductive effects; Acidity and carbon acids; Nitrogen acids and bases; Aromaticity and benzene; Addition to alkenes; Electrophilic aromatic substitution; Heterocycles; Nucleophilic substitution at saturated carbon; Leaving group ability; Nucleophilicity; SN1 and SN2 reaction mechanisms.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures, small group tutorials and laboratory sessions.
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||10|
|Wider reading or practice||40|
|Total study time||149|
Resources & Reading list
J. Clayden, N. Greeves, S. Warren (2012). Organic Chemistry.
Final exam, tutorials and laboratory marks. The latter are accumulated under the co-requisite lab module.
External repeat only possible if lab module is already passed.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External