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.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 61 hours of contact time and about 89 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: