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This course introduces
important fundamentals of organic chemistry via a series of lectures, tutorials
and laboratory experiments. Students will gain a firm grounding in NMR spectroscopy and mass
spectrometry which are vital analytical
tools to determine if the correct organic molecule has been synthesised.
Organic synthesis lectures will concentrate on pericyclic reactions. Biological
chemistry such as an introduction to DNA/RNA will also be discussed.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The course includes the following themes:
Pericyclic reactions, sigmatropic rearrangements and frontier orbitals.
Shapes, Structures and Spectra:
I Steric and electronic effects
II Structure determination from spectra
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 one and a half-hour written examination (66.7%); In-course assessment in the form of laboratory reports (33.3%).
Exercises will be performed during tutorials and feedback will be given.