Functional Group Chemistry (F1169)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

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.


46%: Lecture
54%: Practical (Practical, Workshop)


40%: Coursework (Problem Set, Report)
60%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 61 hours of contact time and 89 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.