University College London

Basic Organic Chemistry


Iowa State Course Substitution

Elementary Organic Chemistry

CHEM 231

Course Info

International Credits: 0.5
Converted Credits: 4.0
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Course Description:
An introduction to organic chemistry. The module involves lectures, tutorials and laboratory work. A flavour of the material covered in this module is presented below: Alkanes and Cycloalkanes. Conformation and dynamics of ethane, butane, and cyclohexane and their simple substituted derivatives. Free radical chlorination and radical chain mechanisms. Alcohols, Ethers and Epoxides. Relationship to water. Structure and hydrogen bonding in alcohols. Acidity of alcohols; alkoxide ions, Williamson ether synthesis. Basicity of alcohols; substitution and elimination reactions on protonated alcohols. Substitution and addition reactions with alcohol as nucleophile. Oxidation of alcohols. Inertness of ethers apart from autoxidation and strong-acid cleavage, but contrasting reactivity of epoxides. Use as solvents; crown ethers Aldehydes and Ketones.


Evaluation Date:
November 7, 2016
Joseph Burnett
Only 1 of 231 and 331 count towards graduation. Also, no lab information so can't say anything about 231L