NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
COURSE CODE: SCO1023
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR JULIANA JUMAL
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: Organic chemistry plays a role in all aspects of life – in our food, bodies, medicines, toiletries, plastics, fibers, resins, paints, adhesive; and in industrial processes and those all living things. The course is expected to help the students experience the excitement of seeing the world through an organic lens, and how the unifying and simplifying nature of organic chemistry helps make many things in nature comprehensible, especially hydrocarbons. Many of the concepts introduced in this course will be encountered again (& expanded upon) in later course in Organic Chemistry II.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM I / 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

22

T

5

P

15

O

78

L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3 (2+1)
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: 1.     To classify IUPAC nomenclature, physical properties, structures and bondings involved in all classes of hydrocarbon and aromatic compounds.

2.     To explain the basic concept of isomerization, stereochemistry, conformation, Fisher and Newman projections.

3.     To differentiate the synthesis and chemical reactions of all classes of hydrocarbon and aromatic compounds.

4.     To describe the type of mechanisms involved in related functional groups.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

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

 1.    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding on IUPAC nomenclature, physical properties, structures and bondings involved in haloalkanes, alcohols, ethers, amines, carboxylic acids and its derivatives and carbonyl compounds (LO1-C2)

 2.    Display the ability to differentiate the synthesis and chemical reactions of all the compounds in writing and verbal (LO1-C2, LO3-P2, CTPS5).

3.    Show the ability to classify, write and explain the type of mechanisms involved in each of the compounds(LO1-C2, LO3-P2, CTPS3).

 4.    Observe, perform and evaluate results of laboratory investigation as well as write meaningful reports to communicate quantitative information(LO3-P3, CTPS3, LO7-A3, LL2)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication, team work and leadership, problem solving, planning and organizational skills through a process of lectures and tutorials.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, blended learning using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks. The use of test and examination will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS:

 

This course will discuss the IUPAC nomenclature, physical properties, structures and bondings involved in all classes of hydrocarbon and aromatic compounds, including alkanes, alkenes, alkynes and aromatic compounds. Isomerization, stereochemistry and conformation of alkanes; Fisher and Newman projections will also be discussed.  Synthesis and chemical reactions of all classes of the above mentioned compounds as well as the mechanisms involved will also be discussed.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, Lab Practical, Group Work, Online assignment etc
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (50%)
Category       Percentage (%)

Cognitive

Affective

Psychomotor

40

5

5

B. Final Examination (50%)
·         Cognitive 50
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE Solomons, T.W.G. &Fryhle, C.B. 2013.  Organic Chemistry (11th Ed.)  NJ: Pearson Education Inc.
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING 1.     Bruice, P.Y.  2007.  Organic Chemistry (5th Ed.). NJ: Pearson Education Inc.

2.     Wade, L.G.  2009.  Organic Chemistry (7th Ed.).  NJ: Pearson Education Inc.

3.     McMurry, J.  2008.  Organic Chemistry (7th Ed.).  USA: Thomson Higher Edu.

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