External repeat only possible if lab module is already passed.
Aims and Objectives
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- Draw and explain structural features in organic molecules.
- Explain and use aspects of reactivity including resonance, conjugation, acidity, basicity, aromaticity, nucleophilicity and leaving group ability.
- Draw reaction mechanisms including addition to alkenes, electrophilic aromatic substitutions and nucleophilic substitutions
- Name organic molecules and functional groups
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.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External