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CODE 114023
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR CHIM/07
TEACHING LOCATION
  • IMPERIA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course will provide a basic knowledge of the structure, reactivity and properties of organic molecules.

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

-describe the main functional groups and classes of compounds in organic chemistry (structure and nomenclature),
-describe, with examples, (bio) macromolecules and natural polymers,
-discuss the general mechanisms of reactions in organic chemistry,
-evaluate the properties of organic compounds in relation to their structure.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures, exercises and group discussion of problems on chemical reactions and properties, quizzes.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Carbon hybridization. The main functional groups in Organic Chemistry, chemical-physical properties and IUPAC nomenclature of: hydrocarbons (alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, benzene), alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, amines, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives. Other organic compounds of nitrogen, sulfur and phosphorus (notes). Chemical kinetics. Main reaction mechanisms: nucleophilic substitution, electrophilic addition, elimination, nucleophilic addition to the carbonyl, nucleophilic acyl substitution. Macromolecules of biological interest: carbohydrates (monosaccharides, disaccharides, polysaccharides), amino acids and proteins, lipids (triglycerides). Nucleic acids.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Notes of the Course, exercises (Aulaweb). Chemistry reference textbooks: J.McMurry, Fondamenti di Chimica Organica, Zanichelli; T.Poon, Introduzione alla Chimica Organica, EdiSES; J.G.Smith, Fondamenti di Chimica Organica, McGraw Hill

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

see: Portale EasyAcademy

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral (partial) exam. The final exam result is the average mark of the two modules marks.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

After completing this course, the student will be able to manage skills and operating method for the approach of problems related to properties and structure of organic molecules and  biomolecules and their reactivity, also focusing on technolgical and food applications. The oral exam will verify the ability of the student to assign the correct name to organic compounds, and to analyze and compare properties and structure of the main classes of compounds in organic chemistry (including biomacromolecules). During the exam, the student should also be able to discuss reaction mechanisms and products, describing them in general and critically analyzing specific problems. The correctness and completeness of the answers and also the quality of the exposure, with the use of the appropriate specialized lexicon, will be evaluated.

L'esame ha lo scopo di valutare le competenze operative e di metodo acquisite dallo studente per l’approccio a problemi specifici relativi a struttura, proprietà e reattività di composti che vanno da molecola organiche semplici a biomolecole complesse, specialmente in relazione ad applicazioni di interesse tecnologico e alimentare.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students with certified learning disabilities or other special educational needs are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and exam methods which, in compliance with the teaching objectives, take into account the individual learning opportunities and provide suitable compensatory tools.