APPLIED ORGANIC SPECTROSCOPY - 2022/3
Module code: CHE2036
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We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
This module discusses the theoretical knowledge and skills required for the interpretation of NMR, IR, Raman, MS and UV-Vis spectra
CREAN Carol (Chemistry)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: F100
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 22
Independent Learning Hours: 99
Lecture Hours: 9
Guided Learning: 20
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- NMR-active nuclei, calculation of shift, equivalence , 1H NMR spectra (shift, integration, multiplicity, coupling constants, Karplus equation, broad peaks, mobile peaks), 13C NMR spectra (shift, intensity of peaks, de-coupling, DEPT spectra)
- IR spectroscopy: Vibrational modes, calculation of frequency / wavenumber, selection rules
- UV-Vis spectroscopy: Selection rules, auxochromes, bathochromes, the effect of conjugation, Woodward-Fieser rules, Beer-Lambert Law
- Raman Spectroscopy: Elastic and inelastic scattering, selection rules
- Mass Spectrometry: Ionisation methods, Fundamental fragmentation patterns and rearrangements
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Online Scheduled Summative Class Test||ONLINE OPEN BOOK TEST||40|
|Examination Online||ONLINE OPEN BOOK EXAM||60|
Re-assessment will be in the same format as the original assessment
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate that they have successfully achieved the learning outcomes of the module (see above).
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Test 1 (1 h) – LO1 (part) and LO2
- Exam (1.5 h) – LO1, LO2, LO3
mock test in week 6
Feedback is provided:
- orally throughout the duration of the module;
- in every workshop;
- in one-to-one meetings (arranged on students’ requests);
- after the mock test.
Feedback is provided in writing after the first In-Semester Test.
- Provide an advanced understanding of the use of spectroscopic and spectrometric methods (1H- and 13C-NMR, MS, UV visible, Infrared and Raman) in establishing the structure of organic compounds;
- Provide practice in the use of spectroscopic and spectrometric methods for structure evaluation.
|001||Interpret NMR, MS, UV-visible, IR and Raman data to obtain knowledge of the structural elements present in a simple organic molecule and identify organic compounds||KC|
|002||Demonstrate understanding of the application range of these spectroscopic and spectrometric methods and choose appropriate methods for a given problem||KCPT|
|003||Apply knowledge gained to predict spectral properties of compounds||KCPT|
|004||Use appropriate literature and databases to confirm spectral interpretation||KPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
- present the theory and foster enquiry and consolidation through discussion;
- enhance problem solving skills;
- give a comprehensive understanding of the standards required for successful completion of the module.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Lectures (1 h per week for the first 9 weeks, 9 h total): PowerPoint presentations and discussion (including some problem solving)
- Workshops (2 h per week, 22 h total): problem solving (individual or peer groups), discussion, peer and tutor feedback
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: CHE2036
Programmes this module appears in
|Chemistry with Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Chemistry MChem||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Chemistry with Forensic Investigation MChem||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Chemistry BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Medicinal Chemistry BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Medicinal Chemistry MChem||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2022/3 academic year.