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First Year
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DISCLAIMER:  THESE OUTLINES ARE FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. While we attempt to maintain the latest versions any changes will be communicated in class by either the course coordinators or the lecturer concerned.  

 

First Year Curriculum

CHE101 

Chemistry I, which comprises two semester credits (CHE101 and CHE102), covers fundamental aspects of general, analytical, physical, organic and inorganic chemistry and provides students with a basic knowledge of chemical principles for application in other disciplines or as a foundation for a chemistry major. 

The Second and Third Year curricula (each comprising two semester credits; see boxes) reflect an innovative approach,  emphasising  the interdisciplinary nature and relevance of chemistry in modern society without sacrificing academic rigour.  Chemistry is an experimental science, and all undergraduate students have a practical each week.

 

2019 Chemistry 1 Course Handout

 

Second Year
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Second Year Curriculum

CHE201: first semester
Modern Analytical Methods
Principles; Spectroscopic methods: UV, IR,
1H - and 13C - NMR, MS , Atomic absorption/emission; Electroanalytical techniques; Chromatography
Entrepreneurial Chemistry Project
Chemical Thermodynamics including environmental aspects



CHE202: second semester
Strategic Organic Resources
Fossil fuels and organic chemicals
Feedstocks and reactions: alkenes and alkynes;
Cycloalkanes: stereochemistry and synthesis;
Aromatics: mechanisms; orientation effects;heterocycles.
Polymer Chemistry: Natural polymers: rubber,
carbohydrates; Synthetic polymers;Physical properties.
Chemical kinetics of complex reactions including polymerization
Inorganic Chemistry: Periodic trends

 

2019 Chemistry 2 Course Outline 

 



Third Year
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Third Year Curriculum


CHE301: first semester
Chemistry at the Biological Interface
Introduction
Organic Synthesis/Retrosynthesis
Green Chemistry
Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Modelling
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Photochemistry and Photodynamic Therapy
Nantotechnology

CHE302: second semester
Physical Chemistry and Strategic Inorganic
Resources
Linear Free Energy
Advanced Chromatography
Transition Metal Chemistry
Kinetics
Crystallography
Organometallic Chemistry
Energetics

2019 Chemistry 3 Course Handout

3rd Year Internship



Honours and Postgraduate
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Honours

MSc and PhD

Accommodation in Grahamstown

 

Graduation Information

For this years (and previous years) Graduation Information, please go to the following link:

http://www.ru.ac.za/graduationgateway/

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