Organic Chemistry


  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE Β0009 SEMESTER  2nd
COURSE TITLE ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 5
COURSE TYPE Special Background
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS NO
COURSE WEBSITE (URL)

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Organic Chemistry has made a significant contribution to improving human life and generally holds an important place in the natural sciences. This is because this particular field of Chemistry is the basis of all life sciences but also because organic compounds are a particularly convenient system for applying organic analysis techniques. It has made a decisive contribution to the development of specialized fields such as agricultural chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, biochemistry, food chemistry, and more. The choice of subjects, the way of teaching as well as the degree of deepening of the course are completely oriented and harmonized with the learning objectives of the Department and its individual Orientations. Therefore, it is intended, on the one hand, to fill possible gaps in students’ knowledge from their secondary education and, on the other hand, to familiarize them with new issues concerning fundamental principles of other courses in the current Department. The practical part of the course, which as a Second Semester Lab, undertakes to initiate and train students in techniques applied to the isolation, reception, and partial identification of chemicals of biological interest, also contributes decisively to the above. In this way students are prepared for their training in more specialized laboratories to follow in the following semesters or in the Orientations they choose.

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the molecular structure of the basic organic molecules and biomolecules, and correlate the structural differences, at the level of electronic, structural, and stereochemical types, with their chemical activity and biochemical behavior.
  2. Recognize and categorize both the final and intermediate products of the basic organic reactions found in the major metabolic pathways.
  3. Identify the factors that affect the stability of the organic molecules and be able to identify and / or predict their modifications at the level of the reaction mechanism depending on the chemical environment and the conditions imposed.
  4. Operate the basic spectroscopic techniques used for the qualitative analysis and characterization of organic compounds.
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Teamwork

§  Literature search, data analysis, and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
The course deals with issues related to basic principles and knowledge of the field of Organic Chemistry and specifically analyzes and selects the following subjects:

  1. Organic compounds structure and bonds.
  2. Alkanes, cycloalkanes, and stereochemistry.
  3. Basic spectroscopic methods for the structure determination of organic molecules.
  4. Alkenes: structure, activity, and reactions.
  5. Alkynes: structure, activity, and reactions
  6. Alkyl halides: structure, activity, and reactions.
  7. Conjugated dienes-Benzene and aromaticity.
  8. Chemistry of carbonyl compounds (aldehydes-ketones).
  9. Amines-Acids-Acid derivatives.
  10. Biomolecules: Carbohydrates (mono-, oligo-, polysaccharides)
  11. Biomolecules: Amino Acids-Peptides-Proteins
  12. Biomolecules: Lipids (terpenes, carotenoids, vitamins)
  13. Biomolecules: Nucleic Acids

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE §  Powerpoint, videos

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 26
Teamwork 35
Independent study 25
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

In order to pass this course, each student must complete all of the following compulsory requirements:

  • Laboratory evaluation:

Laboratory experiments and reports, oral and written examination in the lab.

  • Theory evaluation:

Formal examination (mid-semester and final written examinations).

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY J.Mc.Murry

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY  David R. Klein