In this module, you will study organic reactions and compounds encountered in organic chemistry in depth. In particular, you will look at the organic chemical reaction mechanisms (including aspects of physical organic chemistry) and the reactions of a variety of organic compounds. You will also look at strategies for synthesising target molecules. Topics may include carbon-carbon bond formation, aromatic chemistry, the kinetics of organic chemistry, and carbonyl chemistry.
Private Study: 124
Contact Hours: 26
Not available as an elective module
Method of assessment
• Online Quiz 1 (1 hour) – 5%
• Online Quiz 2 (1 hour) – 5%
• Assessed Worksheet 1 (4 hours) – 15%
• Assessed Worksheet 2 (4 hours) – 15%
• Examination (2 hours) – 60%
Academic year 2023/24 examined: In-Person Exam (Standard Exam)
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1. Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of terminology, conventions and core concepts in organic chemistry;
2. Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of mechanisms for a wide range of core organic reactions;
3. Apply mechanistic understanding to a solution of quantitative and qualitative problems outside the context in which they were first studied;
4. Apply this knowledge to plan and critically evaluate synthetic strategies outside the context in which they were first studied.
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Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
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