Organic chemistry covers from life science to material science. This course discusses on basic concepts in organic chemistry from the structures/properties of important organic compounds including alkanes and cycloalkanes, to the isomerism conception covering structural isomers, geometrical isomers, and stereoisomers.
By the end of this course, students will:
1) Gain the fundamental knowledge on organic chemistry.
2) Understand the basic principles of structures of organic compounds, and the basic mechanism of the transformation of organic compounds.
3) Develop fundamental knowledge enabling to proceed to further subjects in organic chemistry and the related subjects.
organic chemistry, organic reactions, alkanes, cycloalkanes, structural isomers, geometrical isomers, stereoisomers
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
In the first part of the class, a summary of the previous lecture followed by the main points of the day's lecture are given. In the other part, the main points are discussed in detail. Students are asked to provide solutions to some of the questions that have been posed as necessary. Always check the required learning for each class and be sure to complete them as part of preparation and review.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Basic concepts in organic chemistry: structures and bonds||Explain the basic concepts in organic chemistry: structures and bonds.|
|Class 2||Polar covalent bonds: Bronsted acids/bases||Explain the basic concepts in polar covalent bonds: Bronsted acids/bases.|
|Class 3||Polar covalent bonds: Lewis acids/bases||Explain the basic concepts in polar covalent bonds: Lewis acids/bases.|
|Class 4||Organic compounds: alkanes and their isomers||Explain the basic concepts in organic compounds: alkanes and their isomers.|
|Class 5||Organic compounds: alkanes and their stereochemistry||Explain the basic concepts in organic compounds: alkanes and their stereochemistry.|
|Class 6||Organic compounds: cycloalkanes, their isomers and sterochemistry||Explain the basic concepts in organic compounds: cycloalkanes, their isomers and sterochemistry.|
|Class 7||Stereochemistry on tetrahedral carbons||Explain the basic concepts in stereochemistry on tetrahedral carbons.|
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.
McMurry, Organic Chemistry 9th Ed, Tokyo Kagakudojin, ISBN978-4-8079-0809-7 (Japanese)
Students will be assessed on their understanding of basics of organic chemistry by drills and assignments.
No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.