Organic Chemistry

5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1KB400

Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Chemistry G1F, Technology G1F
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 30 August 2018
Responsible department
Department of Chemistry - BMC

Entry requirements

Basic Chemistry.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • apply rules for the description of structure and stereochemistry of organic compounds
  • relate chemical structure to properties such as melting point, boiling point, viscosity, chirality, acid strength, interaction with light (e. g., colour)
  • give examples for the relationship between structure and functionality in applications of technical interest
  • use knowledge on chemical reaction types such as substitution, addition, and elimination, as well as the Lewis acid-base concept with its relationship to reactivity of organic compounds
  • explain the terms nucleophile and electrophile and give examples for the most common reactions of functional groups
  • keep a record of laboratory experiments
  • describe the application of some of the concepts of the course in biomolecular science and in medicinal chemistry
  • give examples for the impact of chemical properties and reactivity on environmental and economic decisions


Various models for the description and understanding of the structure of organic molecules (functional groups, isomerism, chirality and conformers). Consequences of binding and structure for molecular properties. Inter- and intramolecular interactions. Reaction types: Substitution, elimination, addition, radical reactions, reaction kinetics, catalysis. Importance of stereochemistry in biological systems. Information on spectroscopic methods in organic chemistry (UV, IR, MS, NMR). Laboratory exercises: Organic syntheses exemplifying theory, synthtetic techniques, purification and separation as well as structural characterisation using spectroscopic methods.


Lectures, seminars, and laboratory work. Laboratory work and related presentations are mandatory.


Written examination is arranged at the end of the course, corresponding to 3 HE credits. The laboratory work including presentations is valued as 2 HEcredits. The final grade is the weighted grade of both theoretical and experimental work.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Other directives

The course can not be included in higher education qualification together with 1KB472 Introductory Organic Chemistry.