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SCN1035873, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course First cycle degree in
SC1157, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 10.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ORGANIC CHEMISTRY PART 1
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
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Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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Teacher in charge GIULIA MARINA LICINI CHIM/06

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses CHIM/06 Organic Chemistry 10.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 1.0 10 15.0 No turn
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

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Prerequisites: Knowledge of the Periodic Table of the Elements; basic knowledge on the thermodynamics and kinetics that regulate a chemical process; chemical bonds and Lewis structures; MO and VB theory; hybridized atomic orbitals
Target skills and knowledge: At the end of the course the students will :
( 1 ) have understood the most important and general aspects that are the basis of the chemistry of organic compounds (atoms relevant to the organic chemistry and their electronic structure , bonds and structure of the molecules , nomenclature , acid-base interactions, nucleophile - electrophile interactions, basic concepts concerning the mechanisms of organic reactions , stereochemistry )
( 2 ) understand the principles that govern the reactivity of the most common classes of organic compounds.
Examination methods: the exam will consist in a written test (question with multiple/open answers), eventually followed by an oral colloquium.
Assessment criteria: The assessment of the preparation of the student will be based on the understanding of the different topics, on the acquisition of the concepts and the ability to apply them to the synthesis of mono-functional organic molecular structures.
Course unit contents: Atomic and Molecular Structure
The Basic System for Naming Simple Organic Compounds: Alkanes, Cycloalkanes, Haloalkanes, Nitroalkanes, and Ethers
Three-Dimensional Geometry, Intermolecular Interactions, and Physical Properties
Orbital Interactions 1: Hybridization and Two-Center Molecular Orbitals
Naming Alkenes, Alkynes, and Benzene Derivatives
Stereochemistry, Symmetry, Chirality and Stereogenicity.
Descriptors of absolute and relative configuration.
The Proton Transfer Reaction: An Introduction to Mechanisms, Thermodynamics, and Charge Stability
The Most Common Elementary Steps
Molecular Orbital Theory and Chemical Reactions
Naming Compounds with Common Functional Groups: Alcohols, Amines, Ketones, Aldehydes, Carboxylic Acids, Acid Halides, Acid Anhydrides, Nitriles, and Esters
Multistep Mechanisms: SN1 and E1 reactions
Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination Reactions 1: Competition among SN2, SN1, E2, and E1 reactions
Reactions That Are Useful for Synthesis
Electrophilic Addition to Nonpolar π Bonds 1: Addition of a Brønsted Acid
Electrophilic Addition to Nonpolar π Bonds 2: Reactions Involving Cyclic Transition States; Radical reactions
Organic Synthesis 1: Beginning Concepts
Extended π Systems, Conjugation, and Aromaticity
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course consists of lectures and exercises. tests of self-evaluation will be carried out at the end of each argument. Simulation of the final exam will be also carried out at the end of the course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Notes via e-learning (Moodle DISC)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Joel Karty, Organic Chemistry: Principles and Mechanisms. New York USA: W. W. Norton & Company Inc, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Clayden, Greeves, Warren, Organic Chemistry, Second Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Paula Y. Bruice, Organic Chemistry / Edition 7. --: Prentice Hall, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • P. Y. Bruice, Chimica Organica con Modelli Molecolari. --: EDIses, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo
  • D. E. Klein, Organic Chemistry, 3rd Edition. --: --, 2017. e-book
  • D.E. Klein, Organic Chemistry, 2nd Edition. --: --, 2014.