Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

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Semester: 2

Number of Credits: 20

You will gain knowledge and understanding of the properties and reactivity of the most common functional groups within small organic molecules. You will be able to describe how atomic orbitals combine to form molecular orbitals and predict reaction mechanisms. This module will consist of:

  • lectures: The main functional groups, their properties and reactivity will be presented
  • workshops: You will work through a series of organic chemistry problems based on the lecture material
  • lab practical: You will set up an organic chemistry reaction and interpret its outcome using different spectroscopic methods (e.g. IR, NMR)