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CUSA1041 Essentials of Organic Chemistry 有機化學精華
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(Last update on: 1 March 2022)



Key facts for Summer 2022:

Date:   6 – 8, 9* April 2022 (18 Hours)
Time:   9:30am – 12:30pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Teaching Platform:   Online  (Zoom) #
Enrollment:   30
Expected applicants:   Students who are promoting to or studying S4-S6
Tuition Fee:   HKD 3,180.00
Lecturer:   Prof. Gavin Chit Tsui
* This date is reserved for make-up classes in case there is any cancellation of classes due to unexpected circumstances.
# This course is offered online lessons via zoom platform.


This course aims at introducing the essential concepts of organic chemistry and how it is closely related to our daily life. Students will learn the fundamental knowledge of organic chemistry with a particular emphasis on stereochemistry. Through lectures and video demonstration of important principles and interesting experiments, students will be introduced to lab techniques/instrumentation and scientific methods in organic chemistry. Students can therefore gain appreciation of the daily practice of a synthetic organic chemist in a university setting.



Organising units:
  • Department of Chemistry, CUHK
  • Centre for Promoting Science Education, CUHK
Category:   Category II – Academy Credit-Bearing
Learning outcomes:   Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. Gain fundamental knowledge of organic chemistry as well as appreciation of the important roles of organic chemists in our society.
  2. Learn basic experimental techniques in organic chemistry in a university research laboratory setting.
Learning Activities:
  1. Lectures
  2. Lab
Medium of Instruction:   Cantonese supplemented with English
  1. Short answer test or exam
  2. Lab reports
Recognition:   No. of Academy unit(s):  1
* Certificate or letter of completion will be awarded to students who attain at least 75% attendance and pass the assessment (if applicable)
Expected applicants:   Students who are promoting to or studying S4-S6
Organising period:   Summer 2016; Summer 2017; Summer 2018; Summer 2019; Summer 2020; Summer 2021; Spring 2022
Application method:   SAYT Online application