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Theory [A] 25.0
Exercises [B] 6.0
Training and projects [C] 0.0
Studytime [D] 85
Studypoints [E] 3
Level specialized
Language of instruction Dutch
Lecturer Jean DE BRUCKER
Reference IBIWBO01A00009
Key words
Organic Chemistry

The second year chemistry course deals with the organic or carbon chemistry. Actual, living matter, some materials, drugs and a lot of other products are built up by a carbon chain.
The basic knowledge of organic chemistry is imparted. The students must have an understanding of the structure and the nomenclature of the different classes of compounds, of the (organic) chemical principles and patterns, of the basic conversion reactions between the classes. All of these are applied in theoretical and practical exercises.
In the second part the students must become aware of the significance of the organic chemistry in every day's life. This is supported by discussions about current organic compounds in different professional fields. The complexity of (organic) chemical matter is pointed out, from where the specific compound can be isolated and identified only by enforced analytical techniques.

Part 1: theoretical session
Hydrocarbons, functional groups and nomenclature; polarity, acid-base behaviour, field and resonance effects; fundamentals and classes of organic reactions, simple conversions; discussion of current organic compounds; a survey of qualitative and quantitative (organic) analysis.

Part 2: theoretical exercises
The basics and the concepts of the organic chemistry, learned in the theoretical course, are further trained with many examples and theoretical exercises.

The students must have a sufficient knowledge of the general and inorganic
chemistry. Nevertheless, the specific issues concerning organic chemistry
and molecules are imparted from the beginning.

Final Objectives
To be able to think and reason logically, critically, creatively and scientifically.
To be able to apply general scientific insights and understanding on specific scientic problems.

Materials used
Teacher's course.
Additional notes and background information given during the lectures, also belong to the examination subject.
Textbooks for optional background information:
* "Introduction to Organic Chemistry", Streitwieser; Publ. Mc Millen, 1992.
* "Organic Chemistry", Volhardt; Publ. Frieman, 1997.
* "Organic Chemistry", Solomons; Publ. Wiley & Sons.
* "A Text-Book of Practical Organic Chemistry", A. Vogel; Publ. Longman.

Study costs
Teacher's course: about € 2,70

Study guidance
After each chapter there are additional problems to make more clear the basics and the concepts of organic chemistry. Nevertheless, supplementary explanation can be obtained by appointment, individually or in group.

Teaching Methods
Contacting hours: lectures and theoretical examples and exercises. Home study: It's expected that the students perform, on an individual basis,
the additional theoretical exercises, found after each chapter.

Part 1: theoretical session: written examination (open questions on the theory and the exercices concerning the course and the additional notes) (84%);
Part 2: theoretical exercises: permanent evaluation and test (16%).