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Unit name Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
Unit code KRA241
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Chemistry
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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of organic and inorganic chemistry to:
    1. predict chemical properties and reactivity in chemical and biological contexts
    2. propose mechanistic hypotheses for reactions
    3. develop synthetic approaches for the synthesis of organic molecules
    4. predict chemical properties and reactivity of s--- and p---block metal coordination and organometallic complexes
    5. Interpret simple chemical structures using qualitative molecular orbital theory
  2. Analyse, interpret and predict spectral data to:
    1. determine structure of compounds prepared in the laboratory
    2. determine and differentiate molecular structure of compounds.
  3. Demonstrate safe laboratory techniques and carry out hazard assessment for:
    1. synthesis, isolation and characterisation of organic and inorganic compounds
    2. collection of spectroscopic data and determination of physical properties
  4. Communicate in scientific writing in the form of laboratory reports by:
    1. following the given templates
    2. using scientific terminology following the conventions for representing molecular structures and adhering to English conventions
    3. using chemical databases to perform literature searches and identify references accordingly.




[KRA113 and KRA114] or [KRA101 and KRA102]

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • KRA224


Teaching Pattern

3 x 1 hr teaching sessions weekly, including lectures and problem solving sessions (13 wks), 4 hr lab weekly (10 wks)


3 hr exam (55%), lab (35%), assignments (10%)

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