Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry. Hydrocarbons

Course objectives: This introductive course of organic chemistry is presented to the 1st year students in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The main objective is an introduction in the fundamental concepts, models and theories allowing further acces to modern organic chemistry and bio-chemistry. Several topics are treated to fundamental level: chemical bond, stereochemistry, general types of mechanisms frequently encountered in organic chemistry, the final part being dedicated to the presentation of the main classes of hydrocarbons.

Competences derived from the passing of the course: The students graduating this course possess fundamental knowledge about the nature of chemical bonding in organic compounds, the spatial arrangement of atoms involved in different types of bonds, and the ways these bonds may be formed or broken. This fundamental information will be used in the advanced courses of organic and metal-complex combinations, in the study of various types of organic reactions applied to new categories of structures, in the analysis of natural compounds with important biochemical roles. The course sets the fundaments of the structural analysis of organic compounds.

Evaluation methods: The students will be evaluated during the semester in two tests, previously announced. After completing the applied activities (laboratory activity) they will be tested in a written test, and at the end of the semester they will have an oral examination. The final grade will be calculated as follows: 70 % the grade from the oral examination, 10 % the grade from the laboratory final test, 10 % the grade from the laboratory activity and 10 % the averaged grade from the two semestrial tests.



Last updated at: October 01, 2013.