Course Description

Course Name

Organic and Inorganic Chemistry

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

24 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course aims to develop skills and understanding of chemical reactivity and synthesis, across the entire periodic table. Lectures and tutorials develop interpretive and synthetic skills built during CEM1000W (or equivalent). Topics covered include main-group chemistry and trends in the periodic table, the chemistry of the transition metals, coordination chemistry, structure elucidation of organic molecules, organic reactivity, reaction mechanisms and stereochemistry, elimination reactions and carbonyl group reactivity, substitution and addition reactions and chemical biology. The practical course covers the same topics and aims to improve manipulative and technical laboratory skills.

DP requirements: Attendance and completion of practicals, tests and tutorial exercises and at least 50% for the class record.

Assessment: Class record (comprising tests and practicals) counts 50%; one 2-hour paper written in November counts 50%. It is necessary to pass the theory examination and the whole course in order to secure an overall pass.

*Course content subject to change