University Of New South Wales

Organic Chemistry: Mechanisms and Biomolecules

CHEM2021

Iowa State Course Substitution

Elementary Organic Chemistry

CHEM 231

Course Info
International Credits:
6.0
Converted Credits:
4.0
Semester:
fall
Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Course Description:
Organic molecules are at the heart of the chemistry of life and industry. This course builds on the fundamental chemical principles learned in first year, exploring many of the central reactions that form the basis of living processes, modern research, and contemporary industrial transformations. Several modules of the course develop knowledge of major classes of organic reactions (including compounds containing alkenes, alkynes, aromatic rings, and carbonyl groups) by enriching a study of key reactions with an understanding of relevant reaction mechanisms. Interleaved throughout the course will be relevant examples from contemporary chemical industries, and important medicinal and pharmaceutical examples. The course concludes with a substantial module on biological organic chemistry, which reprises concepts from the earlier modules and drives home for students the exciting realisation that all biological processes (e.g. those involving nucleic acids and proteins) can be understood at the fundamental chemistry level.

Review

Evaluation Date:
January 18, 2017
Evaluated:
Joseph Burnett
Comments:
If 231L lab credit is desired, we can review. We need: a) detailed list of experiments b) lab notebook c) lab syllabus