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Course unit
FAM0013124, A.A. 2019/20

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
FA0243, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 7.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Department of reference Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in APPLIED PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE

Teacher in charge MAURO CARRARO CHIM/06

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses CHIM/06 Organic Chemistry 3.0
Core courses CHIM/06 Organic Chemistry 4.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 7.0 56 119.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Prerequisites: General chemistry and inorganic chemistry
Target skills and knowledge: Understand the IUPAC rules for the nomenclature of organic molecules;
understand the relation between chemical bonds and molecular structure;
understand the relation between molecular structure and physico-chemical properties;
knowledge of the main functional groups present in organic molecules and their characteristics;
knowledge of the main reactions in organic chemistry and their mechanism;
knowledge of some molecules of biochemical interest and use of databases to get information.
Examination methods: written exam
duration: 1 hour
There will be 2 exams per examination period (5-6 per year)
Assessment criteria: The following capabilities will be evaluated:
be able to give a IUPAC name to an organic molecule and vice versa;
be able to classify an organic molecule based on the functional groups present;
be able to anticipate the physical-chemical properties based on the molecular structure;
be able to anticipate the main chemical reactions that can occur between molecules;
be able to describe and find information on a natural molecule with therapeutic activity.
Course unit contents: The chemical bond in organic molecules and the molecular structure of hydrocarbons.
The nomenclature and properties of alkanes (weak bonds, melting/boiling points, isomerism),
The nomenclature and properties of alkenes (cis/trans, E/Z stereoisomers). The nomenclature and properties of alkynes.
The chemical bond in unsaturated conjugates hydrocarbons. Aromatic compounds: structure and reactivity. Stereoisomerism. Enantiomers, diastereoisomers and meso compounds. Stereogenic atoms. Absolute and relative configurations. Optical activity. Separation of enantiomers. Main functional groups, nomenclature, properties (effects on water solubility, hydrogen bonds, melting/boiling points, polarity, acidity) and reactivity. Alkyl halides. Alcohols, ethers, thiols, sulfides. Aldehydes and chetones. Carboxylic acids and derivatives. Amines, heterocyclic compounds, introductin to the aminoacids. Introduction to the carbohydrates. Several examples of natural organic compounds will be also presented.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: 56 hours of class room teaching
Time will be dedicated to problem/exercise solving
During the course students may use simple chemical models and video to show molecular structure, conformation and reactivity.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The slides that are used during the course are made available to the students, including the exercises. On line tests will be available in the e-learning.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • J. McMurry, Fondamenti di Chimica Organica. --: Zanichelli, --. Quarta edizione Cerca nel catalogo
  • J. G. Smith, Fondamenti di Chimica Organica. --: Mc Graw Hill - Connect, --. Seconda Edizione Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Use of online videos

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

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