Short Title:Organic Chemistry 3
Full Title:Organic Chemistry 3
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:ORCH H3003
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Science
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Description:This module aims to build on the strong foundation in the fundamental principles of chemical reactivity, and physical-organic chemistry concepts. It extends the students' knowledge of key organic functional groups and how they react to form a variety of products using reaction pathways commonly used to make drugs and related compounds. Particular emphasis is placed on reactions involving carbonyl group-containing compounds. The use of IR and NMR spectroscopy in monitoring organic reactions and characterising organic compounds will be expanded on. The module also introduces the student to the conformational and 3-dimensional properties of organic compounds, how they can be analysed and used to infer reaction mechanisms.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Draw and discuss the mechanisms of reactions and condensation reactions involving carbonyl-containing molecules
LO2 Demonstrate the expanded use of NMR and Infrared spectroscopy to characterise more complex organic compounds
LO3 Be able to elucidate synthetic routes to simple organic molecules from readily available starting materials
LO4 Identify, draw and name organic molecules containing stereogenic centres, enantiomers, diastereoisomers and meso compounds
LO5 Explain the mechanisms and stereochemical outcomes of the addition reactions of (cyclo)alkenes, carbonyl-containing compounds and the Diels-Alder reaction
LO6 Discuss the control of the stereochemical outcome of simple organic reactions

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment In class assessment; online assessments and quizzes 1,2,3,4,5,6 30.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Final examination paper 1,2,3,4,5,6 70.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Formal lectures 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Problem solving; practice drawing reaction meachanisms; practice assigning of NMR and IR spectra to chemical structures 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Clayden, Greeves, Warren 2012, Organic Chemistry, 2nd Ed Ed., Oxford University Press [ISBN: 978-019927029]
  • Paula Yurkanis Bruice 2010, Organic chemistry, 6th Ed Ed., Prentice Hall Boston [ISBN: 0321663136]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Paula Yurkanis Bruice 2010, Study Guide and Solutions Manual for Organic Chemistry, Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0321676823]
  • Leroy J Wade 2016, Organic Chemistry, 9th Ed Ed., Pearson
  • S. Warren, P. Wyatt 2008, Organic Chemistry: The Disconnection Approach, 2nd Ed Ed., Wiley-Interscience [ISBN: 978-047071236]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SPHAR_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science 5 Mandatory
TA_SASCI_D Bachelor of Science in Bioanalysis or Chemical Analysis 6 Group Elective 2
TA_SAPHR_D Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science 5 Mandatory