Course Description

Course Name

Organic Chemistry II for Visiting Students

Session: VGSS3120

Hours & Credits

20 Scotcat Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level


This course covers topics in theoretical and practical aspects of organic synthesis similar to second semester organic chemistry courses taught in the US and follows on from Organic chemistry I for visiting students or equivalent course.

By the end of this course students will be able to:
  • describe the chemistry and predict reactivity a range functional groups in organic chemistry
  • plan synthetic routes to simple organic compounds particularly involving carbonyl chemistry
  • draw mechanisms for organic reactions
  • describe the chemistry of biologically important organic compounds
  • perform practical synthetic chemistry and interpretation of spectra

*Course content subject to change