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Organic Chemistry
Code: G280G-
Teacher:  Maria Cristina Bellucci
CFU subdivision: Lectures: 5
Practices in classroom: 1
Basic aims:  The aim of the course is to provide students with the basics concerning theoretical and experimental aspects of organic chemistry
Acquired skills:  Understanding formulas of organic compounds and their nomenclature; knowledge of the major functional groups, properties and reactivity of organic compounds.
Course contents:  You will learn the structure, physicochemical properties, methods of obtaining and responsiveness of the main classes of organic compounds.
Program:  Introduction to organic chemistry: organic compounds: nomenclature and structure of the various functional groups. The Intermolecular bonds in organic compounds and their relations with the physicochemical properties: volatility, solubility, etc. Alkanes and cycloalkane: conformational analysis; physicochemical properties; radicaliche reactions. Alkenes: structure, properties, geometric isomer. Dienes and polyenes. Alkenes: electrophilic addition reactions to the double bond; radicaliche reactions. Alkanes and alkenes in nature: es: aromatic compounds, terpenes: from simple to benzene and polycyclic and heterocyclic: structure, nomenclature. Alogenoderivati of hydrocarbons: structure, properties. Alcohols: structure, properties. Acidity; redox reactions. Phenols: structure, acidity, redox reactions. Antioxidants. Other oxygenated derivatives: Quinones, ethers, epoxides, sulfur compounds: thiols and disulphide bonds. The organic stereochemistry: absolute and relative configuration. Enantiomers and diastereoisomeri; racemes. Relationship between structure and properties of optically active organic compounds. CFCs and the ozone hole. Pesticides. Aldehydes and ketones: structure, properties. redox reactions and Nucleophilic addition to the carbonyl. Aldehydes and ketones: semiacetali and acetals. The glucosides. Aldehydes and ketones: addition of nitrogen nucleophiles. Carbohydrates: mono-, di-and polysaccharides. Monosaccharides: structure, Fisher, stereochemistry. Cyclic forms. Mutarotation. Disaccharides and polysaccharides: properties, importance in biological systems: carboxylic acids, acid-base reactions. Derivatives of carboxylic acids: acyl chlorides, esters, amides, anhydrides, carbamate, urea compounds. Acyl substitution: substitution reactions esterification; hydrolysis of esters and amides. Lipids: fatty acids, triglycerides, phospholipids. Soaps and surfactants. Amines: structure and properties. Natural: nitrogenous compounds eg. amino acids; the peptide bond; pI, peptides and proteins. Classroom exercises on all topics covered during the lectures.
Prerequisites:  Knowledge of main contents related course of General and inorganic chemistry.
Preparatory instructions:  General and inorganic chemistry.
Learning materials:  Any Organic Chemistry text that contains all the topics covered in the course
Other info:  During the frequentation of the organic chemistry course, there are two ongoing trials; the first will take place in mid course, the second, the last week of the course. Can access to the second test only students who have passed the first test with a score greater than or equal to 18. To pass the exam both tests must be sufficient. The final grade is the average of two grades obtained in both ongoing trials.
I don't oral interview.
The ongoing tests require enrollment.
The type of examination tasks consists of a variable number of exercises on all topics and according to the examples shown during exercises in the classroom. Non-attending students can refer to the exercise book "Introduction to organic chemistry" by Brown-Poon, ed. EDISES, Fourth Edition.
For those who do not exceed the ongoing trials and for those who decide not to attend, the examination will consist of a single written test on dates set within each examination session. The test will consist on differents exercises on the entire program.
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