Advanced Organic Chemistry

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Advanced Organic Chemistry

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Chemistry

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    CHEM2050 or CHEM2901 or CHEM2054

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    2
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    Molecular conformations, effective sizes of groups. Types of organic transformations & their mechanisms: stereochemical outcomes, structural effects on reactivity, role of intermediates. Analytical approaches to organic synthesis: reagents, methodologies, specificities & stereochemistry, illustrated by synthesis of natural & non-natural compounds. Functional group & whole molecule retrosynthesis.

    Course Introduction
    The course will cover: molecular conformations, effective sizes of groups, types of organic transformations & their mechanisms: stereochemical outcomes, structural effects on reactivity, role of intermediates, analytical approaches to organic synthesis: reagents, methodologies, specificities & stereochemistry, illustrated by synthesis of natural and non-natural compounds and functional group and whole molecule retrosynthesis.

    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:

    1. Have developed an understanding of the concepts of organic chemistry as described in the introduction and elsewhere.
    2. Have developed an understanding of the application of instrumental methods for chemical analysis (pracs).
    3. Have developed a knowledge and appreciation of organic chemistry in terms of fundamental underlying concepts of that described in the introduction and elsewhere.
    4. Have developed laboratory skills in the area of organic chemistry.
    5. Have completed the practical experiments within the stated deadlines and at a standard of performance commensurate with the expectations of students at this level of competence.
    6. Have developed skills in the application of theory to practical work and vice versa.

    Class Contact
    3 Lecture hours, 3 Practical or Laboratory hours

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