CH2101 - Synthesis and Structure in Chemistry
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Offered in SP1, every year
The synthesis and characterisation of molecules is central to modern chemistry, and
underpins a host of topics including understanding biological processes, drug manufacture,
catalysis, biotechnology, nanotechnology and chemical industry. This subject address
both the organic and inorganic components of this topic. Organic Chemistry
- Electronic effects in organic chemistry, aromatic and heteroaromatic chemistry.
The synthesis of organic compounds including C-C bond forming, nucleophilic addition
and substitution, Michael addition, Diels-Alder and pericyclic reactions as well as
redox reactions applied to organic chemistry. The use of protecting groups is discussed
as is the selectivity of reagents and methods for stereoselective synthesis. Inorganic
Chemistry - Introduction into the nature of metal complexes (coordination compounds)
including nomenclature, isomerism, stereochemistry of the metal complexes and classes
of ligands (metal binding groups). The colours of metal complexes and their magnetic
behaviour are explained in terms of bonding theories (Valence Bond, Crystal/Ligand
Field Theory, MO Theory). The stability and reactivity of metal complexes are discussed.
Aspects of the chemistry of the lanthanide and Main Group elements. An introduction
to metallosupramolecular chemistry. The use of metal complexes to facilitate organic
- to provide students with a broad knowledge of structure, stereochemistry, reactivity
and synthesis in modern organic chemistry, coordination and organometallic chemistry;
- to provide a suitable background for students for the course CH3102 Medicinal and
Biological Chemistry and for further study in organic and inorganic chemistry either
at the honours or the postgraduate level.
||(CH1001 OR CH1011) AND (CH1002 OR CH1012)
|CH2022 CH2032 CH3022 CH3032
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Professor Peter Junk
||Dr Murray Davies, Assoc. Professor Bruce Bowden, Professor Peter Junk.
- 36 hours lectures
- 36 hours practicals
||end of semester exam (70%); practical component (30%).
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