University of Technology Sydney

65202 Organic Chemistry 1

6cp; 5hpw: 3hpw x 10wks (practical, on campus), 2hpw x 11wks (workshop, on campus)
Requisite(s): 65212 Chemistry 2 OR 65213 Chemistry 2 (Advanced)


This subject introduces the reactions characteristic of the common families of carbon compounds and explores the details and implications of the reaction mechanisms involved. A primary objective is for students to gain an appreciation of the relationship of molecular structure to reactivity across a broad range of functional groups.

Students have the opportunity to perform many of these reactions in the laboratory, and to evaluate the success of their experiments by analysis of their reaction products using infra-red spectroscopy as well as melting point, boiling point and refractive index measurements. These are skills required for professional chemists.

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Autumn session, City campus

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