Core Module 8: Advanced Core Chemistry II - CHE00002H

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  • Department: Chemistry
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Richard Douthwaite
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2018-19 to Summer Term 2018-19

Module aims

Advanced Core Chemistry II & III, continue the theme established by Core Module 7 covering a mixture of inorganic, organic and physical topics. Core Module 8 is rich in applications of synthetic and especially organic chemistry.

Module learning outcomes

  • Students will achieve an understanding of the advanced separations and mass spectrometry
  • Students will obtain a good understanding of concerted reactions.
  • Students will achieve an understanding of asymmetric synthesis.
  • Students will develop an understanding of modern frontiers in inorganic synthesis and ligand design.
  • Students will gain a detailed understanding of the role that metals play in mediating organic synthesis.
  • Students will be obtain an understanding of supramolecular and nanoscale chemistry.
  • Students will achieve an understanding of the role played by radicals in organic synthesis.

Module content

Radicals in Synthesis

AFP

6 lectures

coll workshop

Pericyclic Reactions

VC

6 lectures

tutorial

Asymmetric Synthesis

PAOB

6 lectures

coll workshop

Supramolecular & Nanoscale Chemistry

DKS

5 lectures

central workshop

Metal-mediated Synthesis

IJSF

5 lectures

coll workshop

Synthetic Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry & Ligand Design

JMS

5 lectures

coll workshop

Advanced Separations & Mass Spec.*

KEHP/JETO

6 lectures

central workshop

 

Assessment: 3 h paper (Term 9, Weeks 6-7) (85%) and assessed workshop* (15%).

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Advanced Separations & Mass Spec
N/A 15
University - closed examination
Core Module 8
3 hours 85

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Advanced Separations & Mass Spec
N/A 15
University - closed examination
Core Module 8
3 hours 85

Module feedback

The closed examinations are marked typically within 10 days with mark slips (with per-question break-down) being returned to students via supervisors. Outline answers are made available via the Chemistry web pages when the students receive their marks, so that they can assess their own detailed progress/achievement. The examiners reports for each question are made available to the students via the Chemistry web pages.

Indicative reading

Increasingly, specialised texts and the research literature will be used to support the course (and individual lecturers will give you lists of recommended literature), the Department continues to recommend the following core textbooks for Year 3:

  • P. Atkins, T. Overton, J. Rourke, M. Weller, F. Armstrong, “Shriver and Atkin’s Inorganic Chemistry”, Oxford University Press, 2010. Available from University library.
  • J. Clayden, N. Greeves, S. Warren, P. Wothers, “Organic Chemistry”, Oxford University Press, 2001. Available from University library. There is also an updated 2012 edition of this book.
  • “Atkins' Physical Chemistry”, Oxford University Press, 2010. Available from University library.
  • D. A. Skoog, D. M. West, F. J. Holler, S. R. Crouch, “Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry”, Thomson/Brooks/Cole, 2004. Available from University library. There is also an updated 2012 edition of this book.



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