|CHEM2403 Intermediate Organic Chemistry (6 credits)|
|Course Co-ordinator||Prof D Yang, Chemistry|
|Course Aim||As a continuation from CHEM1003, this course aims to provide a solid foundation of organic chemistry. It focuses primarily on the basic principles to understand the structure and reactivity of organic molecules, with examples illustrating the role of organic chemistry in biology, medicine, and industry.|
|Course Contents||Chemistry of common organic functional groups: ketones and aldehydes; carboxylic acids and their derivatives; amines and heterocycles; aromatic chemistry. Principles of organic synthesis.|
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Define and employ the vocabulary of organic chemistry
- Draw correct structural representations of organic molecules
- Understand the basic principles of structure and reactivity of organic molecules
- Write reasonable mechanisms for transformations of carbonyl compounds (aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, acyl halides, anhydrides, esters, amides), nitriles, and amines
- Appreciate the importance of organic chemistry in daily life
- Devise synthetic pathways to organic compounds using functional group chemistry
- Perform the laboratory synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds
Pass in CHEM1003; and
Pass in CHEM2510, or already enrolled in this course;
Not for students who have already passed in CHEM2402 before.
|Offer in academic year
2011 - 2012
|Availability in 2012 - 2013||Y|
|Teaching Hours||24 lectures, 6 tutorials, 6 x 4 hour laboratory|
|Assessment Method||One 3-hour written examination (60% weighting).|
Organic Chemistry, J. McMurry, Thomson Brooks/Cole, 7th ed.
Study Guide and Student Solutions Manual for Organic Chemistry, S. McMurry, Thomson Brooks/Cole, 7th ed.
Lehman 'Operational Organic Chemistry' (4th ed)
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