Introduction to Organic Chemistry

Module code: F1144
Level 4
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Class, Workshop, Practical
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

The aim of the module is to introduce you to organic chemistry and develop the ground-work needed for further study.

This includes the structures of organic molecules, bonding and an introduction to chemical transformations

Module learning outcomes

  • Have an understanding of the structure and function of organic molecules, including nomenclature and stereochemistry and have a general understanding of the acid and base properties of organic molecules, pKa.
  • Be able to describe the bonding of simple organic molecules and the polarisation of different atoms in molecules, to predict the reactivity of basic functional groups.
  • Use the curved arrow notation to show how a chemical transformation has taken place
  • Develop an awareness of organic chemistry laboratory skills