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CM2514: ORGANIC & BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY (2019-2020)

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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 Aberdeen 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

  • Bachelor Of Science In Engineering (Chemical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering

Contact Teaching Time

67 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Science Laboratories during University weeks 25 - 29
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 25 - 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 27, 29, 31, 33, 35

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Summative Assessments

Exam

Exam Type Summative Weighting 60
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Homework

Exam Type Summative Weighting 15
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Feedback

Marks for 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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Laboratory assessment

Exam Type Summative Weighting 25
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Marks for lab experiments available as soon as possible after the assessments; feedback on wrong answers provided. Informal discussion with students in lab sessions.

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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

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Exam Type Summative Weighting 100
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