Organic Chemistry II

15 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1KB413

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Biology G1F, Chemistry G1F
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 18 March 2010
Responsible department
Department of Chemistry - BMC

Learning outcomes

After the course, the student should to be able to:

  • account for the structure of carbon compounds and relate it to their physical and chemical properties
  • describe stereochemical problems
  • describe the course of important organic-chemical reactions and discuss their reaction mechanism
  • plan and perform fundamental organic transformations with importance for organic synthesis, conduct simplified risk assessment, keep running records of laboratory work, and account for contents and results of laboratory exercises both orally and in writing.


Descriptive organic chemistry and organic reaction mechanisms. Stereochemistry. Organic reaction mechanisms and synthetic methods. Spectroscopy and analytical methods in organic chemistry. The course is intended to provide knowledge of the structure of carbon compounds and its relationship to their physical and chemical properties. Examples for some industrial organic syntheses and organic chemicals in daily life. Training in fundamental methods used in the organic chemistry laboratory, including training in using spectroscopic and chromatographic methods. Literature search. Risk assessment in laboratory work will be discussed during the course. Subject-integrated training in communication skills with feedback and self-evaluation.


Instructions may comprise of lectures, seminars, group exercises, and laboratory work. Laboratory work and related preparations and oral as well as written presentations are mandatory.


Written examination is arranged at the end of the course. The laboratory work must also be passed. The written examination corresponds to 8 credits. The laboratory exercises including written and oral presentations are valued as 7 credits. The final certificate is a weighted combination.

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