NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY PRACTICAL
COURSE CODE: SC01011
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR JULIANA JUMAL
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: This course is designed to introduce students with basic technique, common lab apparatus and samples handling in analytical chemistry as well as data collection and data analysis in chemistry. It is intended to provide students with analytical skills needed in independent research projects.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM II / YEAR 1
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE NON-FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

0

T

 

0

P

 

21

O

 

19

L + T + P + O = 40 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 1
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: 1.     To demonstrate competence in performance basic organic chemistry reactions and understanding their basis and application using corresponding instrumentation.

2.     To demonstrate competent in handling data using statistical approach and in solving problems associated with organic chemistry

3.     To demonstrate competent on laboratory skills and basic technique, data collection and safety.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:  Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.     Explain knowledge on materials, techniques and instrumentation in organic chemistry (LO2-P2).

2.     Display experimental results and perform reasonable conclusions(LO3-P4, CTPS).

3.     Perform laboratory reports in a professional manner(LO6-A2, EM2).

 4.    Respond properly to chemical hazards in the laboratory (LO2-P3).

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem solving and analytical skills through a process of laboratory practicals.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of laboratory practicals, group work, using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS:

 

this course is an exposure to a several laboratory experiments related to an organic chemistry. Emphasis is on the basic skills of recrystallisation, extraction, separation, reflux and distillation methods. Its main objective is to provide opportunities for students to build practical skills, knowledge on materials, techniques and instrumentation; for better understanding of theories and to build skills of capturing and interpreting, as well as to promote interest besides building self confidents. Upon completion, students should be able to assemble and use basic apparatus for experimental organic chemistry and present scientific data in a clear and logical way and produce a scientific report of their work.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Laboratory practical and group work
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (100%)
Category Percentage
· Cognitive, Affective (Lab report)
· Psychomotor
· Cognitive (Lab test)
60%
10%
30%
B. Final Examination (0%)
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE  1.     Organic Chemistry Laboratory Manual. FST, USIM. 2014.
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE  1.     Corwin, C.H.  2009.  Laboratory Manual – Introductory Chemistry: Concepts and Connections (5th Ed.). NJ: Pearson Education Inc.

2.     Rappaport, Z. 1987. Ed. CRC Handbook of Tables for Organic Compound Identification. 3rd Ed. CRC Press.

3.     Mackenzie, C.A. 1971. Experimental Organic Chemistry, 4th Ed. Prentice Hall Inc., New Jersey.

4.     Palleros, D. R. 2000. Experimental Organic Chemistry.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York.