Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Module code: F1144
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