00150 - Organic Chemistry I

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Affordable and clean energy

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The course involves the study of the structure, properties, composition, reactions, and preparation of chemical compounds consisting of primarily carbon and hydrogen, which may contain any number of other elements, including nitrogen, oxygen, halogens as well as phosphorus, silicon and sulfur. Organic compounds are sorted into organic families defined by functional groups which are small structural units within molecules at which most of the compound's chemical reactions occur.

Course contents

Electronic structure and bonding
Electron delocalization and resonance

Alkanes and Cycloalkanes

Acids e bases



Radical reactions
Alkyl halides: substitution and elimination reactions
Ethers, epoxides and sulfur-containing compounds

Conjugated systems
Aldehydes and ketones
Carboxylic acids
Carboxylic acids derivatives
Aromaticity. Benzene

Reactions of benzene


Brown, Iverson, Ansylyn, Foote - Organic Chemistry 7th ed (2014)

Teaching methods

Theoretical lessons

Assessment methods

Written and oral examination

Teaching tools

PowerPoint slides. PDF files are available at AMS Campus web site.

Office hours

See the website of Marco Lucarini

See the website of Paola Franchi