Content – Aim of the course
Organic Chemistry is the science that touches everybody’s life. It is based in the unique ability of the carbon atoms, forming bonds with other atoms, creating a variety of compounds. Colors, plastic, proteins, DNA and pharmaceutical substances are organic compounds.
The goal of this lesson is to understand the properties and behavior of organic compounds through their structure and activity as well as the examination of the different classes of organic molecules.
The students will be able to recognize the structure of various molecules and the basic reactions of the Organic Chemistry. They will understand the basic principles and rules of Stereochemistry and they will also be able to apply the basic phasmatoscopic techniques for structure identification. At the end they will be able to propose and design the most efficient sequence of chemical reactions, in order to synthesize simple organic molecules.
The course is accompanied by laboratory exercises for the better approach and understanding of the essence of Chemistry. The laboratory exercises are carried out in the Department of Chemistry and in groups of 2-3 people.