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Junior Sophister Chemistry

Course Coordinator: Prof. Mike Southern

Absence Forms: Med Cert/Self Cert

Module CH3103 (10 ECTS) Inorganic Chemistry I: Organometallics & Coordination Chemistry

Organometallics (11 h)
Inorganic reactions - mechanism and homogenous catalysis (11 h)
Transition metal compounds and complexes (11 h)

Module CH3203 (10 ECTS) Organic Chemistry I: Synthetic Organic Chemistry I

Organometallic C-C couplings (9 h)
Pericyclic reactions, FMO theory & stereoelectronic effects (15 h)
Physical organic chemistry (9 h)

Module CH3303 (5 ECTS) Physical Chemistry I: Quantum Mechanical Concepts in Physical Chemistry

Quantum mechanics (15 h)
Spectroscopy (9 h)
Group Theory (9 h)

Module CH3403 (5 ECTS) Interdisciplinary Module I: Analytical Methods

Analytical chemistry (11 h)
Organic spectroscopy (11 h)
Structural methods in inorganic chemistry (11 h)

Module CH3104 (5 ECTS) Inorganic Chemistry II: Solid State Materials

Inorganic polymers (11 h)
Structural inorganic chemistry (7 h)
Characterisation techniques of solid state materials (9 h)
Surface science (6 h)

Module CH3204 (5 ECTS) Organic Chemistry II: Synthetic Organic Chemistry II

Heterocyclic chemistry (9 h)
Organoheteroatom chemistry (15 h)
FGI and retrosynthesis (9 h)

Module CH3304 (10 ECTS) Physical Chemistry II: Molecular Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Molecular thermodynamics & statistical mechanics (15 h)
Electrochemistry (9 h)
Kinetics (9 h)

Module CH3080 Practicals

This is a laboratory module broadening the student's knowledge of Physical, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry. Lab marks (5 ECTS) will be rolled in with the exam mark for modules CH3103, CH3203 and CH3304.

Optional Modules

Module CH3441 (5 ECTS) Medicinal Chemistry I

Introduction to medicinal chemistry (15 h)
Anti-cancer treatments (7 h), antiviral and QSAR methods (9 h lectures and 5 h practical)


Module CH3601 (5 ECTS) Computational Chemistry I

Numerical methods - optimisation
Introduction to static and dynamic atomistic simulation
Computational molecular quantum chemistry


Module CH3602 (5 ECTS) Quantitative Methods for Chemists

Unix / Linux

Material for this module is assessed during the year (no end-of-year examination).


Broad Curriculum (5 ECTS)