Undergraduate Course: Chemistry 3B (CHEM09006)
|School||School of Chemistry
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||When taken in combination with Chemistry 3A and Chemistry 3P, this course forms part of the prescribed third year curriculum for students on degrees in Chemistry, Chemistry with Environmental & Sustainable Chemistry, Chemistry with Materials Chemistry, and Medicinal and Biological Chemistry (including the With Industrial Experience, With Year Abroad, and With Management variants of these programmes).
Chemistry 3B consists of the following lecture courses under the theme of synthesis, reactions, and properties of chemical compounds: asymmetric synthesis; metal-catalysed reactions for organic synthesis; fundamentals of medicinal chemistry; polymer chemistry; main group chemistry; reagents for organic synthesis; systems chemistry; reactive intermediates; targeted organic synthesis; transition-metal and organometallic chemistry; catalysis; inorganic synthesis.
The overall aim of the Chemistry 3 courses (Chemistry 3A, 3B and 3P) is to provide chemical education and training to a level which will enable students to progress to Honours degree programmes within the School of Chemistry. In addition, the broad coverage of chemistry will contribute to students' long-term prospects for employment and research in chemical sciences.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 60,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 33,
Online Activities 4,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 9,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
||Students will be provided with feedback through the following channels:
Tutorials (small-group sessions, examples classes, and problem workshops).
Online multiple-choice tests.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Paper 1||3:00|
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Paper 2||3:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Paper 1||2:30|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Paper 2||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an integrated knowledge and understanding of the synthesis, reactions, and properties of various organic and inorganic molecules.
- Predict and explain molecular reactivity based on an understanding of the three-dimensional structure and electronic properties of a molecule.
- Be able to apply the knowledge, skills and understanding developed through the course to design synthetic routes to a variety of molecular targets.
- Understand how various methods can be used to identify and characterize the structures of molecules and probe the mechanisms of fundamental reactions and catalytic processes.
- Understand how the structure of a molecule is related to its chemical, biological and physical properties and be able to use this knowledge to design molecules for specific purposes (drugs, catalysts, polymers etc.).
|Inorganic Chemistry 6th Edition, Weller, Overton, Rourke, and Armstrong, ISBN 978-0-19-964182-6|
Atkins' Physical Chemistry 10th Edition, Atkins and De Paula, ISBN 978-0199543373
Organic Chemistry, Clayden, Greeves, Warren, ISBN 978-0198503460
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Problem solving skills.
Independent planning and learning.
Appreciation of the role of chemistry in the modern world.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Lecture courses supported by tutorials in the form of small-group sessions, examples classes, and problem workshops.
|Course organiser||Dr Andrew Lawrence
Tel: (0131 6)50 4831
|Course secretary||Ms Fiona Scott
Tel: (0131 6)50 4707