"CHEM2402 Intermediate organic chemistry (9 credits)"
CHEM2402 Intermediate organic chemistry (9 credits) Course Coordinator: Prof. D. Yang Aim / This course is a continuation from Basic Organic Fellow-up Chemistry. Together they provide a solid foundation of organic chemistry. Contents Chemistry of common organic functional groups: ketones and aldehydes; carboxylic acids and their derivatives; amines; aryl halides and phenols; aromatic heterocycles. Principles of organic synthesis. Determination of structures using spectroscopic techniques. Laboratory: an introduction to experimental techniques needed in the synthesis, isolation, purification, characterization, and identification of organic compounds. Teaching 36 lectures, 7 tutorials and 10 × 4-hour laboratory sessions Assessment One 3-hour written examination (75% weighting) and coursework assessment which includes practical work (25% weighting) Textbooks McMurry, J.: Organic Chemistry (Brooks / Cole, 2007, 7th ed.) J. W. Lehman: Operational Organic Chemistry