Advanced Organic Chemistry
University of Queensland
Area of Study
Taught In English
CHEM2050 or CHEM2901 or CHEM2054
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units2
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
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.
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.
After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
- Have developed an understanding of the concepts of organic chemistry as described in the introduction and elsewhere.
- Have developed an understanding of the application of instrumental methods for chemical analysis (pracs).
- Have developed a knowledge and appreciation of organic chemistry in terms of fundamental underlying concepts of that described in the introduction and elsewhere.
- Have developed laboratory skills in the area of organic chemistry.
- 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.
- Have developed skills in the application of theory to practical work and vice versa.
3 Lecture hours, 3 Practical or Laboratory hours
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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.