Course: Organic chemistry

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Course title Organic chemistry
Course code KCH/OCH
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 7
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Řezanka Michal, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Máková Veronika, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Structure of organic compounds, bonds, resonant structures, conformations, mechanisms of organic reactions. 2. Nomenclature of organic compounds, R / S and E / Z isomers. 3. Radical reactions of alkanes, addition to double bond. 4. Preparation and reactions of alkenes and conjugated dienes. 5. Preparation and reactions of alkynes and halogen derivatives. 6. Electrophilic and nucleophilic substitution, elimination. 7. Reactivity of aromatic compounds, multiple substitution. 8. Preparation and reactions of alcohols, ethers, epoxides and thiols. 9. Preparation and reactions of aldehydes and ketones. 10. Functional derivatives of carboxylic acids. 11. Substitution reactions on alpha carbon of carbonyl compounds. 12. Preparation and reactions of amines. 13. Carbohydrates, amino acids, lipids. 14. Summary - the relationship between the structure and reactivity of organic compounds.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Practicum, Task-based study method
  • Class attendance - 70 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 24 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 110 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course aims to acquaint students with the basics of organic chemistry - especially with the basic nomenclature (including spatial isomerism) and then with the reactivity of individual functional groups. Great emphasis is placed on understanding the basic reaction mechanisms in organic chemistry. Exercises in the form of examples of reaction schemes deepen the knowledge discussed in lectures.
Understanding the structure and transformations of organic compounds.
knowledge of high school chemistry

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Test

During the semester 3 written test for granting credit, oral exam.
Recommended literature
  • JohnMcMurry. Organická chemie. Praha, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7080-637-1.

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