Functional Group Chemistry

Module code: F1169
Level 4
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Practical, Lecture, Workshop
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination

The aim of the module is to describe and introduce the chemistry of the carbonyl functional moiety, which is found in an extremely diverse range of molecules that are important in the chemical industry.

In this module, you examine in detail the chemistry of the carbonyl functional group, allowing the chemical behavior of more complex molecules to be understood and predicted.

You also study the synthesis, chemical reactivity and electronic structure of alkenes and aromatic compounds.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the reactivity patterns of molecules containing carbonyl groups
  • Develop an ability to devise synthetic methods employing enolate and enamine chemistry
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the differences between addition and substitution reactions of alkenes and aromatic compounds and an ability to predict the products of simple electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions
  • Develop the laboratory skills required to perform a range of functional group transformations