NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
COURSE CODE: SCO1013
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR JULIANA JUMAL
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: This course serves as the main branch of chemistry that involves the study of organic carbon compounds.  The concepts of functional group chemistry to the synthesis and reaction mechanisms of carbon-containing compounds encompassed in this course are useful in later courses such as Analytical Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Biochemistry, etc.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM 2 / YEAR 1
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

28

T

 

6

P

 

18

O

 

68

L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES:
  1. To provide clear concepts of functional group chemistry that allows derivation of systematic IUPAC nomenclature of different organic compounds.
  2. To provide students with ideas and knowledge on the multistep synthesis of organic compounds and the possible mechanisms behind them.
LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate skills to systematically provide IUPAC nomenclature of different classes of organic compounds (C3 – LO1).
  2. Classify physical properties of common hydrocarbons based on their chemical structures (C3 – LO3).
  3. Explain the basic mechanisms involved in multistep syntheses (A3 – LO3).
  4. Assemble and use appropriate laboratory apparatus, and perform organic chemistry experiments (P4 – LO2).
TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem solving skills through a process of lectures, tutorials and laboratory works.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

Teaching-learning strategy:

The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, tutorials, laboratory works, group work and informal activities using authentic materials and tools; and various textbooks.

Assessment strategy:

  1. Formative
  2. Summative
SYNOPSIS:

 

this course will discuss the IUPAC nomenclature, physical properties, structures and bondings involved in all classes of hydrocarbon organic compounds, such as alkanes, alkenes, alkynes and aromatic benzene as well as derivatives of the functional groups such as alcohols, alkyl halides, aldehydes, ketones, amines and carboxylic acids.  Isomerization, stereochemistry and conformation of alkyl halides; Fisher and Newman projections will also be covered.  Synthesis and chemical reactions of all classes of the above mentioned compounds as well as the mechanisms involved such as the SN1 and SN2 substitution and the E1 and E2 elimination will also be discussed.  At the end of the course, students will be exposed to the different classes of carbonyl compounds and their derivatives.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, tutorial, lab practical and group work.
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage Assessment Method
Cognitive

Practical skills

Communication skills

Team work and Ethics

35%

15%

5%

5%

Quiz

Test

Procedural & Manipulative Skills

Lab Reports

Oral Presentation

B. Final Examination (40%)
Examination 40% ·    Multiple Choice Question

·    Structure type questions

MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE
  1. Bruice, P.Y.  (2006)  Essential Organic Chemistry (2nd Ed.).  NJ: Pearson Education Inc.
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.     Bruice, P.Y.  (2007)  Organic Chemistry. 5th Edition.  Pearson Education Inc.

2.     Carey, F.A.  (2008)  Organic Chemistry.  7th Edition.  McGraw-Hill Co. Inc.

3.     McMurry, J.  (2008)  Organic Chemistry.  7th Edition.  Thomson Higher Edu.

4.     Smith, J.G.  (2008)  Organic Chemistry.  2nd Edition.  McGraw-Hill Co. Inc.