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.
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.
|✔ Applicable||How instructors' work experience benefits the course|
organic compound, bond, structure, acid-base, organic reaction
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
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|
|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 7 in the textbook and understand basic knowledge. Solve related exercise problems.|
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.
Basic Chemistry for Science and Engineering Students - Organic Chemistry 2020 ed.; Suzuki et al.; Kagaku-dojin
Material may be provided via OCW-i.
Students' knowledge of basic topics of inorganic chemistry covered in the course will be assessed. Details are announced in the lecture.