Organic Chemistry (2016/2017)

Course code
4S00091
Credits
6
Coordinator
Fabio Piccinelli
Academic sector
CHIM/06 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Language of instruction
Italian
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
teoria 5 II sem. Fabio Piccinelli
laboratorio [Laboratorio 1 turno] 1 II sem. Fabio Piccinelli
laboratorio [laboratorio 2 turno] 1 II sem. Fabio Piccinelli

Lesson timetable

II sem.
Activity Day Time Type Place Note
teoria Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall Berni (Lebrecht) from Mar 9, 2017  to Jun 9, 2017
teoria Thursday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Berni (Lebrecht)  
laboratorio [Laboratorio 1 turno] Monday 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM laboratorio Laboratory Laboratorio Didattica (Lebrecht) from Apr 3, 2017  to Jun 9, 2017
laboratorio [laboratorio 2 turno] Thursday 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM laboratorio Laboratory Laboratorio Didattica (Lebrecht) from Apr 6, 2017  to Jun 9, 2017

Learning outcomes

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MM: teoria
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The aim of the course is to give to the student a robust background of Organic Chemistry, in order to discuss and solve problems in several environments (from the Organic and agricultural Chemistry to the biochemistry and oenology). The student must be able to assign the right IUPAC name to each molecule under investigation and to predict its chemical-physical properties and reactivity. The students are also asked to establish a relationship between the nature of the functional groups studied during the course and such properties.
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MM: laboratorio
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Thanks to this course the student will aquire the manual skills practice necessary in a common chemistry or eonology laboratory. He will consolidate the dexterity already aquired during the general chemistry laboratory course. The experimantal organic chemistry carried out during this course will be also useful in order to consolidate several theoretical crucial concepts learnt during the main course.
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Syllabus

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MM: teoria
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The syllabus of the course is as follows: -Introduction -hybridation and bonds -acids and bases -alkanes -alkenes -alkynes -stereochemistry -alkyl halides -alchols -thiol and sulphides -ethers and epoxides -organometallic compounds -benzene and aromatic compounds -phenols e polyphenols -aldehydes and ketones -carboxylic acids and their derivatives -aromatic heterocycles -amines -aminoacids and proteins -sugars
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MM: laboratorio
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4 laboratory experiments will be carried out (up to 4 hours each). In particular: 1) qualitative test on reducing sugars 2) silica gel and TLC cromatography on a spinach extract 3) acid-base titration of aminoacids 4) optical rotation of chiral substances For each experiment the student must write a questionnaire.
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Assessment methods and criteria

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MM: teoria
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For the students enrolled since A.A. 2016/2017, the final examination consists of a written part (multiple choice test). The student will solve 22 questions regarding the whole programme. 18 questions are reltaed to theoretical concepts. For these questions the student can obtain 1 point for each right answer, -0.2 for each wrong answer and 0 point for each missing or canceled answer. 4 questions are comprehensive execises. the student can obtain 3 points for each right answer, -0.6 for each wrong answer and 0 point for each missing or canceled answer. To this score it will be added or subtracted 2 points related to the evaluation of the laboratory course. The final mark will be expressed in thirtieths. In order to take the final examination the students must have taken part of the majority of the laboratory course (at least to the 75%). All students reaching the mark of 17 have the right to do an oral part, with the aim to obtain the final mark of 18. For the students enrolled before A.A. 2016/2017, the final examination consists of a written part (multiple choice test). The student will solve 30 questions regarding the whole programme. The student can obtain 1 point for each right answer, -0.2 for each wrong answer and 0 point for each missing or canceled answer. The final mark will be expressed in thirtieths. All students reaching the mark of 17 have the right to do an oral part, with the aim to obtain the final mark of 18. These rules apply for attending students as well as non attending ones.
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MM: laboratorio
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For this course is not planned any examination. However, the teacher will give a score to each student based on the laboratory activity. This score will be added or subtracted to the score obtained at the final examination of the main course of organic chemistry. Each experiment will be assessed on the basis of several aspects: good behavior of the student in the lab, his manual practise, his curiosity or interest and the quality of the questionnaire. The maximum score for each experiment is 0.5 points (and -0.5 the minimum score). Therefore, the student will obtain, at the end of the laboratory course, a maximum score of 2 points or a minimum score of -2 points.
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Reference books
Activity Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
teoria M. Loudon Chimica Organica (Edizione 1) EdiSES 2010
teoria W. H. Brown- T. Poon Introduzione alla Chimica Organica, IV° edizione (Edizione 4) EdiSES 2014
laboratorio M. Loudon Chimica Organica (Edizione 1) EdiSES 2010
laboratorio W. H. Brown- T. Poon Introduzione alla Chimica Organica, IV° edizione (Edizione 4) EdiSES 2014
laboratorio M. Loudon Chimica Organica (Edizione 1) EdiSES 2010
laboratorio W. H. Brown- T. Poon Introduzione alla Chimica Organica, IV° edizione (Edizione 4) EdiSES 2014

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017