Chemistry 3005

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Chemistry 3005

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Course entry requirements: CEM2007F and CEM2008S, 1000-level full course in Mathematics; completion of or concurrent registration for STA1000F/S is highly recommended.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course outline:
    This final course for the Chemistry major aims to develop understanding and integrated knowledge of the core disciplines in Chemistry. Lecture material includes topics in wave mechanics and spectroscopy, adsorption and heterogenous catalysis, solid state chemistry and X-ray crystallography, dynamics, inorganic reaction mechanisms, organometallic chemistry, further topics in organic structure and reactivity, organic synthesis and organic dynamic stereochemistry. The practical course covers the same topics and aims to develop integrative and interpretive skills. A further aim is to develop skills on writing within the discipline, as well as introducing students to modern research methods.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.