Organic chemistry II for visiting students

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Organic chemistry II for visiting students

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

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

    Short Description

    This course covers topics in theoretical and practical aspects of organic synthesis similar to second semester organic chemistry courses taught in the US and follows on from Organic chemistry I for visiting students or equivalent course.


    Lectures on selected days at 11 a.m. and at 10 a.m. or 3 p.m., tutorials and laboratories arranged to fit other subject commitments

    Requirements of Entry


    Excluded Courses

    Chemistry 1, Chemistry 2X, Chemistry 2Y, Chemistry 2X single, Chemistry 2Y single, Science fundamentals 1X, Science fundamentals 1Y


    One two-hour examination (80%), short tests (5%), assessment of practical laboratory reports (15%)

    Main Assessment In: April/May

    Course Aims

    To familiarize the student with the common concepts of organic chemistry including a mechanistic understanding of reactions; to develop laboratory skills in organic chemistry and interpretation of spectra of organic molecules.

    Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

    By the end of this course students will be able to:

    ■ describe the chemistry and predict reactivity a range functional groups in organic chemistry

    ■ plan synthetic routes to simple organic compounds particularly involving carbonyl chemistry

    ■ draw mechanisms for organic reactions

    ■ describe the chemistry of biologically important organic compounds

    ■ perform practical synthetic chemistry and interpretation of spectra

    Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

    Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.