Co-requisite modules: CH308, CH314, as well as PS381 or CH382.
OverviewThis module reintroduces the basic concepts of organic chemistry that are vital in understanding pharmaceutical and biological substances. You will study the basics of the chemistry of carbon, the element critical to underpinning life, including its basic building blocks and functional groups. We also cover the mechanisms by which basic organic reactions including elimination, substitution and oxidation processes occur. This module concludes with studying aromatic compounds and chirality, which crucially influence how organic molecules interact within living systems.
This module appears in:
24 hours of Lectures,
10 hours of drop-in sessions/workshops,
2 hours revision session.
This is not available as a wild module.
Method of assessment
Coursework: 40%; Examination: 60%.
McMurry, Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry, 7th Edition, 2011 (ISBN-10 1439049718).
Earlier editions entirely acceptable. It is expected and necessary that you read this textbook as an accompaniment to all lecture notes and coursework for CH309.
Solomons, Fryhle, Snyder, S. A, Organic Chemistry 11th Ed., 2013 (ISBN-13 9781118133576, 9781118323793).Earlier editions entirely acceptable.
A V Jones, M Clemmet, A Higton, E Golding, Access to Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1999 (ISBN 0 85404 564 3).
Knowledge and understanding of core and foundation scientific physical and chemical concepts, terminology, theory, units and conventions to chemistry and forensic science.