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Topics and Learning Outcomes

  • Structural Determination
    •  explain the basic principles of a mass spectrometer
    •  identify the molecular ion, base peak and daughter ions in a mass spectrum
    •  derive structural information from a fragmentation pattern 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 carbon environments in a molecule and predict the number of signals in a 13C NMR spectrum
    •  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
  • Organic Mechanisms and Molecular Orbitals
    •  classify the type of reaction occurring
    •  identify nucleophiles and electrophiles
    •  recognize acidic and basic centres
    •  distinguish oxidation from reduction
    •  use curly arrows to represent the movement of electrons during reactions

Textbook and eBook References

  • Structural Determination - Chapter 20
  • Alkynes - Sections 16.3 and 16.6
  • Aromatic Compounds - Sections 16.7 and 16.8
  • Organic Mechanisms and Molecular Orbitals - Chapter 16.5
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Structural Determination -  
  Spectroscopy game  
 
Description: For those who want to practise their IR/NMR/etc skills.
Tags: IR | NMR | spectroscopy  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
 
  Protein data bank  
 
Description: structural information on proteins and nucleic acids
Tags: proteins | DNA | nucleic acids  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
 
  Structure determination  
 
Tags: structure determination | IR | NMR | UV  |  Contributed by Peter Rutledge
 
Alkynes -  
Aromatic Compounds -  
  Four Criteria for Aromaticity  
 
Tags: aromatic | Huckel''s rule  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
 
Organic Mechanisms and Molecular Orbitals -  

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