Organic Reaction Mechanisms (F1082)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

This module aims to show the importance of organic reaction mechanisms as a foundation in understanding organic chemistry.

You discuss, the most important types of mechanisms, including relevant name reactions.

In addition, you are introduced to methods to determine organic reaction mechanisms, and the relationship of frontier orbital theory with concerted reaction mechanisms is described.

Teaching

30%: Lecture
70%: Practical (Laboratory, Practical, Workshop)

Assessment

30%: Coursework (Report)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 60 hours of contact time and about 90 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: