Organic Chemistry

Course Code :1048FBDDIE
Study domain:Chemistry
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:54
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Filip Lemiere

3. Course contents *

In addition to the general concepts such as hybridisation, inductive and mesomeric properties, inter- as well as intramolecular interactions, the properties of the primary classes of organic compounds will be discussed (alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, aldehydes and ketones, carbonic acids, esters ...). Particular attention will be paid to the relationships between structure and chemical and fysical properties (acid/base strength, solubility, (a) polarity, reactivity, boiling point, melting point, ...) The 3D-structure of organic compounds will be discussed (e.g. hybridisation) with particular attention to chiral compounds. Throughout the course,links will be made specific molecules (fatty acids, fats, saccharides, amino acids and proteins, nucleosides, DNA and RNA as well as steroids), covered in other courses (biomolecules, biochemistry, ...).