KEMA2820 Organic Chemistry 1: Basic Analysis Methods and Reactions (5 cr)
The course will deepen the understanding of organic chemistry concepts.
Basics of the organic analytics: 1H, 13C NMR and IR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry.
Reactivity and reaction types: Radical reactions (halogenation, allylic and benzylic halogenation, radical addition), substitution reactions (SN1 and SN2), elimination reactions (E1 and E2). The reactions of aromatic compounds: electrophilic aromatic substitution, nucleophilic aromatic substitution, and reactions of aromatic amines. The substituent effects of benzene: reactivity, impact on acidity and basicity.
Reaction mechanistic thinking and synthesis design.
After completing the course the student
- can use the organic chemistry concepts and terminology.
- knows the principles of the most common organic chemistry analysis methods.
- is able to identify functional groups from IR spectra.
- is able to identify simple organic compounds based on their mass, 1H and 13C NMR spectra.
- understands the principles of the reactivity of organic compounds.
- is able to identify and apply the reactions studied to the synthesis of the simple organic compounds.
- understands the principles of reaction mechanisms and is able to describe the reaction pathway via reaction mechanisms.
- is able to design the synthesis of organic compounds based on the reactions learnt during the course.
Working life skills:
- Masters planning of own workload and is able to follow the given schedules and deadlines.
- Is able to connect and apply the concepts learnt during the course to broader chemistry context and to the topics of the other courses.
- Is able to independently acquire additional knowledge and expand the knowledge base.
- Is able to justify and explain the answers both orally and literally.
- Is able to discuss organic chemistry phenomena using the correct terminology and concepts.
Description of prerequisites
KEMP1140 Basics in Organic Chemistry or KEMP114 Basics in Chemistry 4 or equivalent knowledge
- Prerequisite group 1
- J.G. Smith: Organic Chemistry, 4. edition or newer.
- 4th and 5th ed: chapters 7-9, 13-15, 18, and 25, suitable parts.
- 6th edition: chapters 7-9, SPA, SPB, SPC, 13, 16 and 23 suitable parts..
Participation in teaching (5 cr)
Luentoja ja harjoituksia.
Luentomateriaali, monivalintehtävät verkossa, harjoitustehtävät
Exam (5 cr)
If you want to take exam in English, please contact the teacher.