9109 Organic Chemistry

Course Description

this course provides to study an introduction to organic chemistry, focusing primarily on the basic principles to understand the structure and reactivity of organic molecules. Emphasis principally: Foundational concepts of organic chemistry, ethers, esters, alcohols, ketones, carboxylic acids amines and amides. It is also covers biological macromolecules such as lipids, carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acid.

Learning Objective

  • At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
  • 1. Understand the Foundational concepts of organic chemistry
  • 2. Understand Isomerism in organic chemistry,
  • 3. Identify Classification of hydrocarbons
  • 4. Identify Aromatic hydrocarbons
  • 5. Recognize aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, and the acid derivatives and know the shape of each functional group.
  • 6. Understand Substitution and elimination; halocarbons; alcohol; Thiols & Ethers; aldehyde; ketones; carboxylic acid; esters amide; amines & phenol
  • 7. Name in a systematic manner simple organic compounds such as carbonyl compounds.
  • 8. Construct three-dimensional models of these organic compounds.
  • 9. Understand the following simple mechanisms: nucleophilic addition to carbonyl compound, addition-elimination reactions with acid derivative
  • 10. Recognize the organic reactions that are involved in biochemical pathways.
  • 11. Know about organic reactions that are useful in organic synthesis



Books for this Course

  • General, Organic and Biochemistry (6th Edition) Katherine J. Denniston , Joseph J. Topping , Robert L. Caret

Times Offered

  • September 2014
  • January 2015