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CH2201   A First Course in Organic Chemistry

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Available to non-graduating students only

Planned timetable: Lectures: 10.00 am, Practical classes: Two per week 2.00-5.00 pm

This module is an introductory course in organic chemistry. It covers aspects of structure, bonding and stereochemistry in Organic Chemistry. The syllabus includes the chemistry of alkanes, simple cycloalkanes, alkenes and alkynes together with functional group chemistry, largely that of singly-bonded functional groups. The chemistry is discussed and rationalised with reference to reaction mechanisms. The lecture course is complemented by a laboratory course.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Available to non-graduating students only

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take CH1202 or take CH1601

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 - 4 lectures, 1 tutorial, 2 afternoon practical classes.

Scheduled learning hours: 87

Guided independent study hours: 113

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, 1-hour Practical Examination = 15%, Coursework = 25%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 15%
Coursework: 25%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination= 80%, Existing Coursework = 20%


Module coordinator: Dr R A Aitken
Module teaching staff: Dr H Mitchell