The course provides students with basic knowledge in organic chemistry. The course includes terminology methods, the properties and important reactions of families with the following functional groups: alkanes, alkenes and Alkynes, Halo-alkanes, aromatic systems, alcohols, ethers, aldehydes and ketones. In addition the course covers conformers, stereoisomers and focuses on the stereochemistry of the reactions.
The course provides the students with basic knowledge of organic chemistry that will enable them to cope with understanding the synthesis, mechanisms of action, and formulation stability problems of drugs.
Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Identify functional groups and remember their most important reactions.
Examine an organic molecule and construct its systematic name.
Suggest reagents and plan a practical way to synthesize desired organic molecules.
Conclude which mechanism operates in a specific reaction and how it will affect the rate and the products.
Analyze and find the structure of a molecule from given spectral data.