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Module Title LF Introductory Organic Chemistry
SchoolChemistry
Department Chemistry
Module Code 03 24637
Module Lead Dr Sandy Wilkinson
Level Foundation Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions This module is only available to students on the International Foundation Year programme (multiple pathways) and the Home/EU Foundation Year programmes in the EPS College.
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Seminar-10 hours
Guided independent study-70 hours
Total: 100 hours
Exclusions
Description This module aims to provide a good foundation for studies in Organic Chemistry. The first part of the module covers important topics such as nomenclature, simple isomerism and “arrow pushing” mechanisms. The concepts studied are then applied to the reactions of sp, sp2 and sp3 carbon centres, for example: alkanes, alkenes, arenes, halogenoalkanes, alcohols, aldehydes & ketones, carboxylic acids and polymers.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of organic chemistry: nomenclature, isomerism and arrow pushing mechanisms;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic chemistry associated with the organic functional groups covered;
  • Apply functional group chemistry to suggest basic organic reaction schemes.
Assessment 24637-01 : Continual Assessment : Class Test (30%)
24637-03 : End of Year Examination : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (70%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
100% continuous assessment (class tests).
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