Organische chemie


Doel vak

The student…
1. can name and classify the different types of covalent (polar/apolar)
and non-covalent bonds (H-bridge, van der Waals, polar, ionic)
2. recognizes the spatial structure of an organic molecule, can
recognizes and name the different functional groups and understand their
physical properties.
3. knows and can apply molecular orbital theory.
4. can draw reaction mechanisms and identify a nucleophile and
5. recognizes steric effects and their influence on the outcome of
6. can distinguish electronic effects (inductive / conjugation) and
apply their influence to the outcome of reactions.
7. can draw reaction mechanisms of heterolytic and homolytic reactions
according to the "curly arrow" principle.
8. recognizes basic and acidic molecules and can arrange them in water
in order of strength.
9. can describe the kinetics (speed equations, equilibria) and
thermodynamics (free energy, enthalpy and entropy) of organic and
biochemical reactions.
10. can define the differences between the terms intermediary and
transition state.
12. understands the influence of solvents on the course of reactions.
13. knows the basic reactions of carbonyl compounds.

Inhoud vak

This course is given in English.
The course gives a general introduction into Organic Chemistry including
- functional groups
- relevant properties of water (acid / base properties, covalent and
non-covalent bonds)
- polarity of organic molecules, nucleophiles, electrophiles,
- conjugation
- equilibria
- reactivity of carbonyl compounds


The course will involve lectures (2x 45 min each) and seminars
(including peer-to-peer work). Attendance is not mandatory, but highly
advisable. Students are expected to act in a self-responsible manner.


The course will involve one final exam:
Final exam (Content: Clayden chapters 2, 4 – 8, 10, 11)
Re-sit exam (Content same as final exam)

Toelichting Canvas

Lecture slides and seminar problem sets will be available via Canvas.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode X_401110
Studiepunten 3 EC
Periode P4
Vakniveau 100
Onderwijstaal Nederlands
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. T.N. Grossmann
Examinator prof. dr. T.N. Grossmann
Docenten prof. dr. T.N. Grossmann
N.M. McLoughlin
M. Wendt
F.M. Paulussen

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