PHRM06012 2019 ORGANIC CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS
This module further enhances aspects of organic chemical synthesis building on techniques covered in semester 1.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Recognise a range or organic functional groups and their reactivity
Demonstrate competence in the practical application of a range of synthetic organic chemical techniques.
Calculate chemical yields (theoretical, actual and percent), perform product reconciliation and explain losses
Demonstrate the ability to maintain a proper laboratory notebook, which includes clear descriptions of original data, observations and experimental procedures
Evaluate the risks associated with an experiment and understand how to mitigate against such risks
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module will be delivered full-time. It will consist of laboratory practical sessions. Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment.
Module Assessment Strategies
Students will be assessed based on laboratory performance. Further assessment methods include a series of pre- and post laboratory assessments as well as Moodle based multiple choice and short answer questions
Students may repeat aspects of the module as required.
Practical sessions will include functional group inter-conversions, examples may include,
Synthesis of a ketone
Synthesis of an alkene
Synthesis of an alcohol
Synthesis of an ester and ester hydrolysis.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Question and Answer sessions. Laboratory workshops.||Formative||Performance Evaluation||- %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
Multiple choice questions.
Short answer questions.
|Continuous Assessment||Practical Evaluation||100 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Laboratory Practical||Science Laboratory||Laboraotory Practical||3||Weekly||3.00|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Self Study||3||Weekly||3.00|
Laboratory Practical Manual