Organic Chemistry (FND13)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Spring teaching

This module builds upon the introductory chemistry module and develops your understanding of organic chemistry topics. Topics include: essential notation, functional groups, alcohols, amines, amino acids, nomenclature, stereochemistry, chemistry of the carbonyl group, Grignard reactions, aromatic substitution, organic synthesis. The final section links organic chemistry to the action of drugs in biological systems.

The practicals will build on the laboratory skills acquired in the autumn term, as well as implementing new concepts. There will be a practical report linked to one of the practicals, to further develop your report writing, and an unseen examination to test your comprehension of topics.


55%: Lecture
30%: Practical (Laboratory)
15%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 30 hours of contact time and 120 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.