Stage 1 concepts in bonding and reactivity are developed and applied to problems involving classes of biological, inorganic and organic molecules.
Module will run
Semester 1 2023-24
The purpose of this module is to introduce more advanced concepts in chemistry through a blend of lectures, tutorials and workshops. The subject matter explored in this module is covered at a more advanced level compared to the foundations courses delivered as part of stage 1 and serves to signal to the students how their understanding of chemistry will be expected to develop in its sophistication throughout the course.
Module learning outcomes
At the end of this module students will have:
gained an understanding of core chemistry at an intermediate level, developing core chemistry concepts by application to biological, inorganic, and organic chemistry topics.
developed written and verbal communication skills in small group tutorials and workshops.
applied the principles taught in this module to solve unseen problems in small group tutorials and workshops, and applied the skills and strategies developed in Stage 1 Foundations of Chemistry modules to the study of intermediate-level concepts and applications of core chemical principles.
Biomolecules in Action (AJW, 8 lectures, college tutorial)
Retrosynthesis and Advanced Carbonyl Chemistry (AFP, 5 lectures, AR, 5 lectures, central workshop, tutorial)
Metal-ligand bonding and inorganic mechanisms (RED, 10 lectures, college tutorial)
Heteroaromatic Chemistry (AJA, 6 lectures, college tutorial)
Tutorials/workshops: written feedback will be given for tutorial work within a week. Written and/or oral feedback for workshops will be given either during the sessions or within a week.
Exams: closed exam results with per-question breakdown are returned to the students via supervisors within 5 weeks. Outline answers are made available via the Chemistry VLE sites 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 VLE
Atkins, Overton, Rourke, Weller and Armstrong, “Shriver and Atkins' Inorganic Chemistry”, Oxford University Press.
Clayden, Greeves, Warren and Wothers, “Organic Chemistry”, Oxford University Press.
Atkins, de Paula, “Atkins' Physical Chemistry”, Oxford University Press.
Skoog, West, Holler and Crouch, “Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry”, Thomson/Brooks/Cole.