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CH10171: Organic chemistry 2 for visiting students

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • CH1017 Exam (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: In taking this module you cannot take CH10135 OR take CH10136
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce the basic concepts upon which the understanding of organic chemistry depends, including structure, bonding and mechanism (arrow pushing) in the context of key reactions of organic chemistry. To build upon these basics to develop the concepts and knowledge essential to a sound understanding of modern organic chemistry, including the characteristic properties of organic functional groups (FGs), their interconversions, and their spectroscopic identification.

Learning Outcomes:
After studying this unit, students should be able to:
* Describe and explain the general properties, reactions, mechanisms and methods of synthesis for monofunctionalized aliphatic and aromatic compounds including a range of transformations that can be used to functionalise an aromatic ring.
* Describe and explain the mechanisms of electrophilic addition to alkenes.
* Describe and explain the mechanisms of nucleophilic addition and substitution reactions of the carbonyl group and condensation reactions.
* Explain the stability of aromatic compounds and compare their reactivity with that of alkenes and carbonyls and how this affects their reactivity.

Group work (F), Problem solving (T, F, A).

a) Properties, synthesis and interconversion reactions of alcohols, ethers, amines, ketones, aldehydes, and carboxylic acids with their derivatives. Mechanism and applications in synthesis.
b) Similarities and differences between aliphatic and aromatic compounds. Introduction to aromaticity. Hückel's rule. Electrophilic aromatic substitution.
c) Nucleophilic attack on aromatic rings. Heteroaromatics. Oxidation and reduction reactions. Applications in synthesis.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH10171 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFT01 : Undergraduate visiting/exchange students - credit only

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.