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Topics and Learning Outcomes

  • Spectroscopy
    •  explain the basic principles of a mass spectrometer
    •  identify the molecular ion, base peak and daughter ions in a mass spectrum
    •  recognize the isotope distribution characteristic or bromine and chlorine containing compounds in a mass spectrum
    •  use the information that IR and UV-visible spectra provide to aid in the determination of structures
    •  explain the basic principles of NMR spectroscopy
    •  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
    •  appreciate the basis of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in medical applications
  • Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives
    •  identify and name simple carboxylic acids
    •  give the products from the reaction of a carboxylic acid with a base and recognize that this is a reversible reaction
    •  suggest preparation reactions from primary alcohols and from Grignard reagents and CO2
    •  predict the product of the reduction of a carboxylic acid and give the reagents required to perform this reaction
    •  identify carboxylic acid derivatives as esters, amides, acid halides and acid anhydrides
    •  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
    •  list the physical properties of fats and oils

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Spectroscopy -  
  Structure determination (short video tutorial)  
Tags: structure determination | IR | NMR | UV  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives -  

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