Aims/Description: This module expands students' understanding of organic chemistry. It covers how applications of frontier orbital theory inform on reactivity and how reaction mechanisms are investigated. Synthetic organic chemistry is developed further, with a focus on aromatic and heterocyclic systems and the application of transition metal-mediated cross coupling reactions. Students will learn about key scientific studies in organic chemistry, and put new concepts into practice in our advanced teaching laboratory.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students in Department of Chemistry.

Staff Contact: COLDHAM IAIN
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Classroom testing, Practical skills assessment

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