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2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

CHEM1260 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

10 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Professor S Marsden

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

Pre-requisite qualifications

A Level in Chemistry or equivalent

Module replaces


This module is not approved as a discovery module


On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- interpret simple 1H NMR spectra;
- recognise the differences and similarities between substitution and elimination reactions, draw the mechanisms of these reactions and understand the factors that influence the rate of these processes;
- understand some electrophilic reactions of alkenes and aromatic compounds;
- appreciate the concept of aromaticity.


- Proton NMR spectroscopy
- Nucleophilic substitution reactions (SN1 and SN2)
- Elimination reactions (E1 and E2)
- Alkene chemistry
- Aromaticity
- Electrophilic aromatic substitution
- Nucleophilic aromatic substitution.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours77.00
Total Contact hours23.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

77 hours - preparation of written work for tutorials, reading for lectures and workshops, preparation of written work for workshops, preperation for examination.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will be monitored weekly by:
- lecture attendance,
- workshop and tutorial attendance,
- submission of assessed coursework.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentAssessment of coursework12.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)12.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins88.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)88.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 27/10/2014


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