Organic and Inorganic Chemistry

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Organic and Inorganic Chemistry

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

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

    This course aims to develop skills and understanding of chemical reactivity and synthesis, across the entire periodic table. Lectures and tutorials develop interpretive and synthetic skills built during CEM1000W (or equivalent). Topics covered include main-group chemistry and trends in the periodic table, the chemistry of the transition metals, coordination chemistry, structure elucidation of organic molecules, organic reactivity, reaction mechanisms and stereochemistry, elimination reactions and carbonyl group reactivity, substitution and addition reactions and chemical biology. The practical course covers the same topics and aims to improve manipulative and technical laboratory skills.

    DP requirements: Attendance and completion of practicals, tests and tutorial exercises and at least 50% for the class record.

    Assessment: Class record (comprising tests and practicals) counts 50%; one 2-hour paper written in November counts 50%. It is necessary to pass the theory examination and the whole course in order to secure an overall pass.

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.