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CM2514: ORGANIC AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 24 Aug 2017 16:22


Course Overview

Modern organic and biological chemistry comprise the chemistry of carbon-containing compounds, which are natural (e.g. foods, fuel, perfumes) as well as synthetic (e.g. soaps, textile fabrics, pharmaceuticals). This course investigates some key areas in organic chemistry: shape, conformation, stereochemistry, and chemical properties of organic and biological compounds. Reactions and reactivity of aliphatic derivatives, olefins and aromatic compounds will be considered with particular reference to spatial and electronic effects. The experiments performed in the lab will help students understand key organic concepts and develop their synthetic/analytical skills.


Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Laurent Trembleau

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • CM2512 Organic & Biological Chemistry (Studied)
  • CM2517 Organic & Biological Chemistry (Distance) (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Shape, conformation, and stereochemistry in organic and biologically relevant compounds. Reactions and reactivity of both aliphatic and aromatic compounds will be considered with particular reference to spatial and electronic effects.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Chemistry
  • BSc Environmental Chemistry
  • BSc Oil and Gas Chemistry
  • Bachelor Of Science In Engineering (Chemical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Major
  • Master of Chemistry
  • Master of Chemistry (Environmental Chemistry)
  • Master of Chemistry in Oil and Gas
  • Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering

Contact Teaching Time

69 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%), laboratory assessment (25%), continuous assessment (15%).
Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment given during tutorial classes and laboratory classes.

Feedback

Marks for lab experiments and MyAberdeen assignments available as soon as possible after the assessments; feedback on wrong answers provided. Informal discussion with students in lab sessions.

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