2017 Basic Organic Chemistry P

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Academic unit or major
Basic science and technology courses
Instructor(s)
Akita Munetaka  Koizumi Takeaki 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Fri1-2(W621)  
Group
P
Course number
LAS.C103
Credits
1
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2017/3/17
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course covers fundamentals of organic chemistry such as chemical bonding and structures, and typical organic reactions. Basic topics include formation and nature of bonding, hybrid orbitals, isomers, and acid-base theory. To understand organic reactions, types and features of substitution reactions, elimination reactions, and addition reactions are discussed.
As one of the science and engineering basic courses required by all Tokyo Tech students, this course provides essential contents of organic chemistry in chemistry field. Students will acquire general knowledge, methods and way of thinking on chemistry.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain basic concepts of bonding, structures, and properties of organic compounds.
2) Explain and draw structure, reaction, and resonance formulas of organic compounds.
3) Explain types and features of basic organic reactions.

Keywords

organic compound, bond, structure, acid-base, organic reaction

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

Basically, each class covers one chapter in the textbook according to the course schedule. Each class consists of outline of basic topics, explanation of exercise problems, and introduction of related topics. Students are required to learn outside of the classroom for preparation and review purposes under the instructor's guidance.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Bonding in organic compounds Covalent bond and ionic bond, hybridization Read chapter 1 in the textbook and understand basic knowledge. Solve related exercise problems.
Class 2 Shape of organic molecules Constitutional isomers, stereoisomers, conformation, cycloalkanes Read chapter 2 in the textbook and understand basic knowledge. Solve related exercise problems.
Class 3 Bond polarization and acid-base theory Functional groups, inductive and resonance effects Read chapter 3 in the textbook and understand basic knowledge. Solve related exercise problems.
Class 4 Organic reaction I Nucleophilic substitution and elimination of alkyl halides Read chapter 4 in the textbook and understand basic knowledge. Solve related exercise problems.
Class 5 Organic reactions II Electrophilic addition to alkenes, conjugation Read chapter 5 in the textbook and understand basic knowledge. Solve related exercise problems.
Class 6 Aromatic compounds Aromaticity, electrophilic substitution, directing effects Read chapter 6 in the textbook and understand basic knowledge. Solve related exercise problems.
Class 7 Carbonyl compounds Reactions of aldehydes and ketones, reactions of carboxylic acids and their derivatives Read chapter 7in the textbook and understand basic knowledge. Solve related exercise problems.
Class 8 Carbonyl compounds Reduction, Organometallic compounds (Grignard reaction) Summary of the course Review chapters 1-7 in the textbook. Solve and review exercise problems in all chapters.

Textbook(s)

Basic Chemistry for Science and Engineering Students - Organic Chemistry; Ed. by Department of Chemistry, School of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology; Kagaku-dojin

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None.
Material may be provided via OCW-i.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' knowledge of basic topics of organic chemistry covered in the course will be assessed by final exam.

Related courses

  • LAS.C110 : Chemistry Laboratory I
  • LAS.C112 : Chemistry Laboratory II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None.

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