Introduces students to the basic principles of organic chemistry through study of the structure-function relationships of organic compounds, the chemistry of functional groups, and reactions of organic compounds. The principles of laboratory techniques and methods used to manipulate and analyse organic compounds will be studied.
- Orbitals, hybridisation and bonding
- Hydrocarbons: alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aromatic compounds
- Isomerism and stereochemistry
- Organic chemical reactions and reaction mechanisms
- Alcohols, phenols, ethers, and thiols
- Aldehydes and ketones
- Chemical structure of carbohydrates
- Carboxylic acids and their derivatives
- Amines and heterocyclic compounds
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||identify common organic functional groups and describe their chemical and physical properties|
|2||explain the chemistry, the reactions, the methods of analysis, and the biological significance of selected organic compounds|
|3||solve problems related to organic chemical reactions|
|4||describe and employ laboratory methods and techniques to evaluate chemical and physical properties of organic substances|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- identify common organic functional groups and describe their chemical and physical properties
- explain the chemistry, the reactions, the methods of analysis, and the biological significance of selected organic compounds
- solve problems related to organic chemical reactions
- describe and employ laboratory methods and techniques to evaluate chemical and physical properties of organic substances
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
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