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This course introduces important fundamentals of organic chemistry. You 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. Biological chemistry such as DNA/RNA and genome sequencing will be introduced. Organic synthesis lectures will concentrate on chemistry of the carbonyl group, aromatic synthesis.
Students will gain expertise in the synthesis of a number of different organic compounds such as dyes, compounds that change colour with temperature and an antibiotic during the laboratory practicals which accompany this course.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
NMR and Mass spectroscopy
Organic synthesis; Basic mechanisms and synthetic methods
Chemistry of the carbonyl group; Synthetic strategies. Aromatic synthesis and methodology.
Biological chemistry: Introduction to DNA/RNA, gene, genome sequence, bioinformatics and protein chemistry. Enzymes as biocatalysts in the biotransformation industry.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Lab report on identification of unknowns/Lab report on synthetic schemes - 33%
2 x Take home exams (1 in flexi week and 1 at end of term) - 67%
Alternative Resit Assessment
Resit failed exam assessments.
Submit or resubmit missing or failed lab reports or continuous assessments if the lab or CA component overall has been failed.
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|