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CM4038: HONOURS ANALYTICAL & ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (2023-2024)

Last modified: 05 Oct 2023 08:46


Course Overview

 

Honours level topics in environmental-analytical and organic chemistry. This course will cover analytical methods related to environmental chemistry, and the organic reactions and structures in synthetic compounds, as well as the use of spectroscopic methods to determine the structure of organic molecules.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Mark M. Law

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

  • Programme Level 4
  • Chemistry (CM)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will build upon previous courses to cover advanced material in the fields of modern environmental-analytical and organic chemistry.

Analytical chemistry will cover modern and advanced methods in mass spectrometry and trace analysis, and environmental toxicology.

Organic chemistry will cover a range of reactive intermediates and syntheses required for modern organic synthesis. Mass spectrometry and 1D and 2D nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy applied to structure determination of organic molecules will be covered.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 4 Lectures during University weeks 8 - 17

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

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Formative Assessment

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4 x Class tests, 20 minutes each

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Resit Assessments

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberIdentify and describe sources of organic pollution.
ConceptualApplyExplain the outcome of reactions involving a variety of different reactive intermediates.
ConceptualApplyApply molecular biology tools to the discovery and synthesis of products.
FactualRememberRecognise and explain the concept of toxic elements and their uptake.
ProceduralEvaluateIdentify suitable methods for different types of analysis, and be able to evaluate and interpret data.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the bases of spectroscopic techniques as applied to organic structure determination.
ProceduralCreatePropose synthetic routes for target compounds.
ConceptualUnderstandDiscuss methods of toxicological testing, and identify suitable methods.
ProceduralApplyElucidate the structure of organic molecules using NMR and MS data.
FactualRememberDescribe methods in atomic mass spectrometry.
ProceduralEvaluateBe able to determine the structures of natural and synthetic organic compounds using modern spectroscopic techniques.
FactualUnderstandDescribe reactions involving reactive intermediates in organic synthesis.
ProceduralEvaluateInterpret analytical data, and propose suitable sampling methods.
ProceduralCreateFormulate biosynthetic pathways for simple metabolites.

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