Organic Chemistry I is the first course of a fundamental introduction to the science of organic chemistry.
In Organic Chemistry I, the basic concepts of organic chemistry, structures of organic molecules, and reaction mechanisms of fundamental organic transformations are overviewed.
By the end of this course, students will be able to understand the basic concepts of organic chemistry, structures of organic compounds, and mechanisms of organic reactions.
Students will be able to understand the structures, properties, and reactivities of alkanes, cycloalkanes, alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, alkenes, and alkynes.
Bonding of organic molecules, stereochemistry, reactivity, nomenclature, concept of acid and base, reaction mechanism
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Every lesson contains not only a lecture but also a 15-minutes exercise.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction to organic chemistry||Understand of the definition and history of organic compounds|
|Class 2||Structure of organic molecules, resonance||Understand the electronic structure and resonance of organic compounds|
|Class 3||Cation, anion, radical||Understand cationic, anionic and radical species, hybridization, and resonance|
|Class 4||Functional group, IUPAC nomenclature||Understand functional groups and IUPAC nomenclature|
|Class 5||Reaction mechanism, acid and base||Understand reaction mechanism and acid-base|
|Class 6||Alkane, cycloalkane||Understand the structures of alkanes and cycloalkanes|
|Class 7||Reaction of alkanes||Understand reactions of alkanes|
|Class 8||Stereoisomers||Understand stereoisomers|
|Class 9||Alkyl halides and organometallic compounds||Understand the reactions of alkyl halides and organometallic compounds|
|Class 10||Nucleophilic substitution reactions||Understand nucleophilic substitution reactions|
|Class 11||Elimination reactions||Understand elimination reactions|
|Class 12||Reactions of alcohols and ethers||Understand reactions of alcohols and ethers|
|Class 13||Structures and reactions of alkenes||Understand structures and reactions of alkenes|
|Class 14||Alkynes and nitriles||Understand reactions of alkenes and nitriles|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Vollhardt and Schore, "Modern Organic Chemistry", Kagakudojin
Materials will be distributed in the class.
Students are assessed on the degree to which they understand basic concepts of organic chemistry, structures of organic molecules, and reaction mechanisms of fundamental organic transformations.
Students’ course scores are based on final exams, which will be held on-site (but, it depends on the situation at that moment and may be changed to a different method, e.g., an online exam.). Exercise problems and/or reporting assignments will also be considered.