Chemistry module - Organic Chemistry II

Organic Chemistry II

You will learn about reactive intermediates, key species involved in organic reactions, you will apply a range of techniques to study and understand reaction mechanism, and you will develop an understanding of molecular orbitals and how they control the reactivity of organic molecules.

The latter part of the year is strongly focused around synthesis and reactivity, and you will begin to apply your understanding of organic reactivity to the synthesis of more challenging targets.  You will explore more advanced carbonyl chemistry before going on to study the chemistry of aromatic molecules containing heteroatoms, such as nitrogen, in the ring, many of which are important pharmaceuticals used for the treatment of a range of diseases. 

The module concludes with a course on organic synthesis that draws together all that you have done so far, teaching you how to approach the synthesis of complex molecules such as agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals.