Organic chemistry

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims at providing the students with the fundamentals of organic chemistry (classes of organic compounds and reactions). Connections of organic compounds to environment and society will be highlighted, especially regarding arts
Expected learning outcomes
Understanding of the chemical properties and reactivity of aliphatic and aromatic organic compounds
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
If possible, the lessons will be given in presence (classroom). If not possible, the lessons will be given on Microsoft Teams platform; the lessons will be recorded and the record will be available to the students on Teams.

The program and the material will not change

Final examination
If possible, the final exam will be taken in presence (classroom) as a written test. If not possible, the written exam will be taken on Microsoft Teams platform.
Course syllabus
- Structure and properties of organic molecules
- Polarity
- Alcanes
- Alkyl halogens: nucleophilic substitution reactions. Carbocations
- Alkenes: addition reactions
- Alkines
- Alcohols and ethers
- Aldehydes and ketones
- Carboxylic acids and derivatives
- Aromatic compounds
- Amines
- Carbohydrates
- Aminoacid and proteins
- Nucleic acids

The following topics will be examined in depth:
-Aromatic compounds: name, structure and reactivity
- Heteroaromatic compounds and applications
- "Special"carbon compounds (grafite, diamond, fullerite)
- Light, organic and inorganic dyes.
Prerequisites for admission
It is suggested to have a good knowledge in General and Inorganic Chemistry
Teaching methods
Teaching in classroom including organic chemistry exercises
Teaching Resources
An organic chemistry textbook.
The student can choose one of the following:
- W. H. BROWN Introduction to Organic Chemistry
- J. McMURRY Fondamentals of Organic Chemistry
- L. G. WADE Fondamentals of Organic Chemistry

The students will find the slides used during the course on the Ariel website.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final exam is a test (30 minutes) consisting of both organic chemistry questions and excercises to verify the acquired knowledge (5-6 questions). The vote is expressed out of /30. The results will be published in the Ariel site of the course.
Unità didattica A
CHIM/06 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours
Unità didattica B
CHIM/06 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 24 hours