CHEM06032 2013 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1

General Details

Full Title
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1
Transcript Title
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1
Code
CHEM06032
Attendance
75 %
Subject Area
CHEM - Chemistry
Department
ASCI - Applied Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
10 - 10 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Declan Shelly
Programme Membership
SG_SPHAR_C06 201300 Higher Certificate in Science in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science
Description

This module examines the structure and chemistry of aliphatic organic molecules, covering saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons (both cyclic and alicyclic) and the various functional groups. Reactivity and reaction mechanisms for a selection of functional group interconversions will be studied as will some important organometallic compounds.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Expalin the concept of hybridisation in describing the structure of some hydrocarbon molecules

2.

State the factors effecting stability and structure of cycloalkanes.

3.

Identify the reactions involved in the interconversion the various functional groups.

4.

Explain the reaction mechanisms involved in a selection of organic chemical reactions.

5.

Evaluate the use of some organometallic reagents.

6.

Perform a series of Organic Chemistry practicals

Module Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessed using a range of Short Answer and Multiple Choice Questions. Further assessment methods include laboratory performance and end of year examination.

Module Dependencies

Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Bonding in organic molecules: the use of hybridisation to explain bonding in aliphatic organic molecules.

The chemistry of the alkane homologous series - structure, reactivity and reaction mechanisms. Conformational structures and energy profiles of alkanes.

Chemistry of unsaturated hydrocarbons - alkenes and alkynes - structure, reactivity and reaction mechanisms

Carbocations - stability and rearrangement of carbocations and their role in hydride and alkyl shifts.

Electrophilic addition reactions: Markovnikov rule.

Functional Groups, their classification, reactivity and interconversion.

Chemistry of alicyclic compounds - conformations of cycloalkanes, Baeyer strain theory of cyclic systems.

Organometallic reagents in the synthesis of organic compounds - synthesis and use of Grignard reagents, Organolithium compounds, and metal hydride reagents.

Practical classes which will reinforce the knowledge obtained in theory

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
65 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
35 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Other Exam Short Answer Questions Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Practical Evaluation Laboratory Performance Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 6
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Written Examination Final Exam UNKNOWN 35 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Group Learning Flat Classroom Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Laboratory Practical 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 7.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Klein, David R. 2011. Organic Chemistry. Wiley.

ISBN-13: 978-0471756149

                                                                                                              

Other Resources

Chemistry Laboratory

Module Lecture Notes

Additional Information

None