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Module Code: CHE101
Module Title: Introductory Organic Chemistry
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 10.00
Academic Year: 2018/19
Semester: ACYR
Originating Department: Chemistry
Pre-requisites: N/A
The aim of this module is to ensure that students are aware of fundamental principles of organic chemistry, including nomenclature, structure and bonding, and the basic principles of static and dynamic stereochemistry. The major reactions associated with the common functional groups will be covered with emphasis on reaction mechanisms. In addition, this module will provide an introduction to the basic techniques associated with practical synthetic chemistry.
Learning outcomes 
A. Structures and shapes of major classes of organic compounds

B. Principles of bonding in major classes of organic compounds

C. Basic principles of stereochemistry

D. Important reactions of a range of functional groups

E. An understanding of the major classes of reaction mechanisms

F. The basic techniques of synthetic chemistry (isolation, purification, identification, and design and work-up of reactions) and will have experience of characterisation using spectroscopic techniques and chemical methods.

Method of teaching and learning 
The material presented at the lectures is supported by small group tutorials.
1. Organic structures

2. Structure of molecules ( to include simple sulfur and phosphorus compounds )

3. Organic reactions

4. Nucleophilic addition to the carbonyl group

5. Delocalization and conjugation

6. Acidity, basicity, and pKa

7. Using organometallic reagents to make C-C bonds

8. Nucleophilic substitution at the carbonyl (C=O) group

9. Nucleophilic substitution at C=O with loss of carbonyl oxygen

10. Stereochemistry

11. Nucleophilic substitution at saturated carbon

12. Conformational analysis

13. Elimination reactions

14. Electrophilic addition to alkenes

15. Electrophilic aromatic substitution

16. Formation and reactions of enols and enolates

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 52     52  36    160  300 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Final Exam-Sem1 30.00
2 Class Test-Sem1 5.00
3 Homework-Sem1 5.00
4 Laboratory Work 20.00
5 Class Test-Sem1 5.00
6 Final Exam-Sem2 30.00
7 Homework-Sem2 5.00
901 Laboratory Work (The First Sit Mark Will Be Carried Forward For Calculating The Resit Module Mark) 20.00

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