Chemistry for Biochemists 1

Inorganic and organic chemistry, including practical training. 


  • BSc Biochemistry


Year One

20 Credits

The module delivers fundamental principles and concepts of inorganic and organic chemistry of relevance to students of Biochemistry. Thus, the basic functionality and reactions of carbon based systems, progressing from sp3, through to sp2 and finally sp hybridised carbon centres are delivered. Aspects related to structure and bonding (ionic, covalent and coordinate bonds), stereochemistry and representation of structure are presented, with emphasis placed on the relevance of the material to 'life systems'. The practical chemistry component of the module develops practical skills associated with organic chemistry (techniques and manipulations), and techniques associated with basic analytical chemistry; there is also an element of basic skills development (e.g. manipulations) as well as Health & Safety considerations.


Lectures, seminars, practical classes and workshops, guided independent study


Exam (70%), Practical (30%)