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CHEO6001 - Organic Chemistry Fundamental

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Title:Organic Chemistry Fundamental
Long Title:Organic Chemistry Fundamentals
Module Code:CHEO6001
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Organic Chemistry
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 9 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Donagh OMahony
Module Author: ROSAMUND HOURIHANE
Module Description: This module introduces students to organic chemistry, the chemistry of carbon containing molecules, the nomenclature and classification of organic compounds, fundamental reaction types and mechanisms, and some applications
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Classify and systematically name simple organic compounds.
LO2 Depict, interrelate and distinguish between different isomers and structural representations of organic molecules.
LO3 Identify, describe and explain the factors that impact the physical properties of organic molecules.
LO4 Propose, describe and depict fundamental reactions of organic molecules.
LO5 Identify and select suitable reagents to effect fundamental functional group transformations in organic chemistry.
LO6 Perform experimental procedures for synthesis, purification, and characterisation of some organic compounds.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
13355 CHEO6001 Organic Chemistry Fundamental
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Elemental analysis, empirical and molecular formulae. Introduction to hybridisation of carbon, sigma and pi bonds. Physical properties of organic compounds.
Saturated and Unsaturated Hydrocarbons
Alkanes and cycloalkanes. I.U.P.A.C. nomenclature. Synthesis and reaction of haloalkanes. Alkenes, isomerism, cis/trans notation. Electrophilic addition reactions, carbocations, Markovnikov and anti Markovnikov addition, Satzeff and Hoffman products. Alkynes.
Introduction to Functional Groups
Identification of functional groups: Alcohols, ethers, amines, aldehydes, ketones, amides, esters, carboxylic acids. Examples of characteristic reactions: oxidation, reduction, elimination, addition, substitution, hydrolysis.
Introduction to Aromaticity
Structure and stability of benzene, Hückel Rule. Examples of heterocyclic aromatic compounds.
Practical Programme
Introduction to laboratory techniques in organic chemistry, synthesis and characterisation of organic compounds
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions A combination of on-line and in-class exams will be held on week 3 (online 3%), week 5 (on-line 3%) and week 7 (in-class 10%), term-long engagement with PeerWise (4%) 1,2,3 20.0 Week 7
Practical/Skills Evaluation Performance of practicals and submission of reports and calculations 4,6 30.0 Every Week
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 50.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of theory and related calculations 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Development of practical skills 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Personal study 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of theory and related calculations 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Development of practical skills 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Personal Study 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • John McMurray 2015, Organic Chemistry, 9th Ed., Brooks Cole [ISBN: 9781305080485]
  • Freemantle MH 1995, Chemistry in Action, Macmillan [ISBN: 9781861527127]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Ege S 2004, Organic Chemistry Structure and Reactivity, Houghan Mifflin [ISBN: 0618318097]
  • Morrison RT Boyd RN 2000, Organic Chemistry, Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0136438911]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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CR_ECPEN_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering 4 Elective
CR_SCHQA_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Analytical Chemistry with Quality Assurance 2 Mandatory
CR_SESST_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science and Sustainable Technology 2 Mandatory
CR_SCHEM_7 Bachelor of Science in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2 Mandatory
CR_ECBPO_6 Certificate in Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Process Operations 2 Mandatory
CR_SCHEM_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Chemistry 2 Mandatory
CR_SOMNI_8 Physical Sciences (Common Entry) 2 Group Elective 2
CR_SOMNI_7 Physical Sciences (Common Entry) 2 Group Elective 2

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