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SC01101372, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course First cycle degree in
SC1163, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ORGANIC CHEMISTRY PART 2
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge FABRIZIO MANCIN CHIM/06

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses CHIM/06 Organic Chemistry 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 1.0 10 15.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Prerequisites: The prerequisites of the course are the basic principles of organic chemistry learned in the course of Organic Chemistry I. In particular:
Nomenclature of organic compounds and functional groups. Structure of the atom and covalent bond. Molecular orbitals and electronic delocalization.
Acidity and basicity.
Stereochemistry and chirality.
Reactions of alkenes and alkynes (addition).
Alkyl halides and alcohols reactions (elimination, nucleophilic substitution, oxidation).
Pericyclic reactions (Diels-Alder).
Organometallic compounds.
Target skills and knowledge: At the end of the course the student will understand the basic rules governing the reactivity of organic compounds and how they allow us to interpret their reactions.
Consequently, he/she will be able to predict the most important properties and the reactivity of organic compounds on the basis of the analysis of the functional groups it contains, to plan a simple multistage synthesis, to assign the structure of a simple organic compound on the basis of its chemical characterizations.
Examination methods: The exam is written and includes 16 theoretical questions and open-ended exercises. Each exercize is evaluated between 0 and 2 points according to its correctness and completeness.
The student has two hours at his disposal.
Assessment criteria: The purpose of the evaluation is to verify the acquisition by the student of the knowledge and skills described above.
The scientific rigor of the answers, the formal correctness, the acquisition of the contents and the ability to elaborate and link them to interpret new problems or propose synthetic strategies will be evaluated.
Course unit contents: Aromaticity, reactions of benzene and substituted benzenes. Polycyclic and heteroaromatic aromatic compounds.
Carbonyl compounds: reactions of carboxylic acids and carboxylic acid derivatives; reactions of aldehydes and ketones; reactions of α,β-unsaturated carbonyl compounds; α carbon reactions of carbonyl compounds.
Oxidation reactions and reduction of organic compounds.
Reactions of amines. Radical reactions.
Optional: Overview of biochemistry. Overview of NMR spectrometry.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course includes 40 hours of theoretical lessons, performed using slides and blackboard.
There are also 10 hours of exercises in which the teacher will perform exercises oriented to promote the understanding and assimilation of the topics covered in the theoretical lessons, and to guide the students in the preparation of the exam.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The study material consists of the recommended texts or other similar texts possibly chosen by the student, the lecture notes and the copies of the slides made available by the teacher.
The teacher also makes available some exam models as an example for the students.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Paula Y. Bruice, Chimica Organica. --: Edises, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo
  • M. Valeria D'Auria, Orazio Taglialatela Scafati, Angela Zampella, Guida ragionata allo svolgimento di esercizi di chimica organica. --: Loghia, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Problem based learning

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)