Objectives and Content
The course includes synthesis of organic compounds at micro and semi-micro scale. The synthetic work will demonstrate how organic reactions provide a basis for biology, geology, medicine and chemical industry. The course will also give an introduction to analytical organic chemistry using qualitative analysis and instrumental methods, emphasising spectroscopic techniques. The principles of structural analysis of organic compounds will be discussed. Extensive laboratory work with modern synthetic reactions and analytical techniques will illustrate the importance of organic chemistry for our society. "Green chemistry" approaches will be emphasised.
K103: 5stp, K234: 5stp, K234A: 5stp
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Lab course with journal. The student must participate and pass a course on Health, Environment and Safety.
Semester of Instruction
Autumn. (The course has limited capacity).
After completing the course KJEM131 the student will be able to:
- analyze and draw flowchart for procedures in organic synthesis and analysis.
- analyze a selection of chemical reactions that are used in connection with the synthesis of important organic compounds.
- write reaction schemes and mechanisms for a number of important reactions used in organic synthesis.
- utilize different standard apparatus and glass equipment used in organic synthesis laboratorie and make use of these in the basic experimental synthetic work.
- write synthesis tables, calculate yield and compilation of experimental results in the laboratory report.
- work according to the basic rules of health, environment, and safety for the organic chemistry laboratory.
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Forms of Assessment
The final grade is based upon laboratory course and journal (60%) and written exam (3h) (40%).
1. Approved laboratory course and journal give the right to take exam the 6 following semesters.
2. The laboratory journal must always be put forward for evaluation as part of the portfolio assessment.
3. In semesters with teaching:
a. Students with approved laboratory course from previously semesters can only take the final exam, which then accounts for 40% of the grade. The laboratory journal accounts for 60% of the grade.
b. Students without approved laboratory course must participate in the portfolio assessment.
4. In semesters without teaching:
a. Students with approved laboratory course from previously semesters can take the final exam, which then will account for 40% of the grade. The laboratory journal accounts for 60% of the grade.
b. Students without approved laboratory course from previously semesters can not take exam.
Examination supporting materials during the written exam: Non- programmable calculator, according to model listed in faculty regulations.
Compulsory work must be submitted within the given deadlines for the course. Approval of the compulsory work is necessary to get admittance to the written exam.
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.