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Topics and Learning Outcomes

  • Alcohols
    •  identify and name simple alcohols, diols, triols and phenols
    •  explain why phenols are more acidic than alcohols
    •  predict the products of oxidation of an alcohol and give the reagents required to perform this reaction
    •  explain the nucleophilicity and basicity of alcohols
    •  predict the products of the elimination of alcohols, using Zaitsev's rule, and give the reagents required to perform this reaction
    •  explain the mechanism of dehydration
  • Amines
    •  recognise and name amines
    •  predict the reactivity of amines as bases and nucleophiles
    •  appreciate the role played by amines in nature
  • Stereochemistry
    •  identify stereogenic centres in organic molecules
    •  distinguish between different types of isomers, including enantiomers and diastereomers
    •  use (R)- and (S)- descriptors to describe enantiomers and identify if a compouind has (R)- or (S)- stereochemistry
    •  convert between stereo structures and Fischer projections
    •  determine the maximum number of isomers possible in a compound with more than one stereogenic centre
    •  identify meso compounds and when to expect them

Textbook and eBook References

  • Alcohols - Chapter 21
  • Amines - Chapter 19
  • Stereochemistry - Chapter 17
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Alcohols -  
  Alcohol and amine nomenclature  
 
Tags: organic nomenclature  |  Contributed by Mat Todd
 
  Using the terms primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary  
 
Tags: organic nomenclature  |  Contributed by Mat Todd
 
Amines -  
  Alcohol and amine nomenclature  
 
Tags: organic nomenclature  |  Contributed by Mat Todd
 
  Using the terms primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary  
 
Tags: organic nomenclature  |  Contributed by Mat Todd
 
Stereochemistry -  
  Stereochemistry Tutorial  
 
Tags: stereochemistry  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
 
  Organic isomers  
 
Description: Isomerism in organic chemistry
Tags: Isomerism in organic chemistry  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
 
  Assigning Absolute Configuration  
 
Tags: stereochemistry | isomerism | chirality  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
 
  Assigning Priority  
 
Tags: stereochemistry | isomerism | chirality  |  Contributed by Peter Rutledge
 

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