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Topics and Learning Outcomes

  • Identification of Drugs and Pharmaceuticals
    •  identify the molecular ion, base peak and daughter ions in a mass spectrum
    •  use the information that IR and UV-visible spectra provide to aid in the determination of structures
    •  identify the number and type of hydrogen environments in a molecule and predict the the number of signals in a 1H NMR spectrum
    •  predict the number of hydrogen atoms in each environment from the size of the signals in a 1H NMR spectrum
    •  predict the number of hydrogen atoms on neighbouring atoms from the multiplicity of the signals in a 1H NMR spectrum
    •  determine the structure of a simple compound from spectroscopic data
  • Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives
    •  give the products from the reaction of a carboxylic acid with a base and recognize that this is a reversible reaction
    •  predict the product of the reduction of a carboxylic acid and give the reagents required to perform this reaction
    •  identify carboxylic acid derivatives as acid halides, acid anhydrides, thioesters, esters and amides
    •  give the products obtained upon hydrolysis of these carboxylic acid derivatives
    •  recognize that acid halides are more reactive than esters which are, in turn, more reactive than amides
    •  predict the products that will be formed when a carboxylic acid derivative is treated with an alcohol or amine
    •  give the reagents required for the interconversion of carboxylic acid derivatives

Textbook and eBook References

  • Identification of Drugs and Pharmaceuticals - Chapter 20
  • Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives - Chapter 23

Lecture Notes, Tutorial Worksheets & Answers and Suggested Exam Questions

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ChemCAL and iChem Resources

Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives
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Contributed Links and Resources

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Identification of Drugs and Pharmaceuticals -  
  Spectroscopy game  
Description: For those who want to practise their IR/NMR/etc skills.
Tags: IR | NMR | spectroscopy  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives -  

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