Organic Chemistry

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Organic Chemistry

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Chemistry

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    CH102

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The course builds upon the fundamental concepts in organic chemistry that were introduced at the 100-level, and develops these for a better understanding and interpretation of the chemical behaviour of selected groups of organic compounds. The course includes a problem-based unit on the application of spectroscopic methods to organic structure elucidation, focusing on nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The concepts of reactivity and behaviour of aromatic and biologically relevant molecules, such as amino acids and sugars, are given a predominant treatment. Interleaved throughout the course will be the mechanistic interpretation of selected chemical transformations.

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