Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course will provide the students basic knowledges allowing them to evaluate properties and reactivities of organic molecules, as fundamentals for the study of biochemical and biological processes linked to the animal production sciences. The exam modalities are based on exercises allowing the student to practically apply the theoretical knowledge acquired.
It is necessary to have attended the Inorganic and General Chemistry module, which, with the present Organic Chemistry module, constitutes the exam of General and Organic Chemistry. The students will have the possibility to do the test on the Organic Chemistry module only after having passed with positive outcome the test on Inorganic and General Chemistry.
Course contents summary
- Covalent bond and molecular structure
- Acids and bases
- Alkanes and cycloalkanes
- Alkenes and alkines
- REactions of alkenes and alkines
- Chirality and molecular asymmetry
- Alcohols, ethers and thiols
- Benzene and its derivatives
- Aldheydes and ketones
- Carboxylic acids
- Functional derivatives of carboxylic acids
- Enolate anions
- Amino acids and proteins
Brown, Poon: Introduzione alla Chimica Organica (EDISES)
The course will be done through traditional classroom lectures on the theoretical part, with periodic exercises in order to demonstrate the practical applications of the taught theory.
Assessment methods and criteria
The test on the Organic Chemistry part will be a written test with open questions covering all the aspects of the program. Every question will provide the same points independently by the difficulty. The sum of all points for all question will result in a score of 30/30. The passing level will be 18/30.