CHO433 - Chemistry - Organic

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Subject Title
Chemistry - Organic

Subject Description
This is the continuation of CHO333 subject material.  Stereochemistry, chemistry of benzene, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives will be dealt with in detail. If time permits the chemistry of amines and amide linkage will also be covered in this subject.

Credit Status
The subject is worth one credit towards a diploma in the CHY and CLP programs.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Use concepts such as hybridization, resonance, formal charge, VSEPR, electronegativity, polarity and intermolecular interactions to explain various phenomena in organic chemistry
  2. Use traditional and IUPAC nomenclature to name and interpret structural formulas of compounds possessing functional groups
  3. Recognize, differentiate and draw the different types of isomers that exist in organic chemistry, with a focus on stereoisomers
  4. Understand and describe the occurrence, physical properties and applications of organic molecules containing a variety of functional groups
  5. Write chemical equations describing the preparation and chemical reactions of molecules containing a variety of functional groups
  6. Provide mechanisms for various chemical reactions of molecules containing a variety of functional groups
 The functional groups to be covered:
  • Benzene and its Derivatives
  • Alcohols
  • Aldehydes & Ketones
  • Carboxylic Acids & Derivatives
  • Amines and Amides
Laboratory Section:
  1. Comprehend the safety features required in undertaking organic laboratory operations and the chemical hazards associated with the chemicals used therein
  2. Grasp the processes involved in organic compound synthesis, separation, purification and purity verification
  3. Understand how to correctly and professionally record scientific data and prepare laboratory reports
  4. Work professionally in a laboratory environment, including reliable attendance, arriving on-time, employability skills

Essential Employability Skills

    •  Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

    •  Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

    •  Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

    •  Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

    •  Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

    •  Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

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